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I  have put together some  Caddis – emergers, cripples and dries  – in the following series. They imitate genus Hydropsyche , which is prevalent throughout North America…In the Eastern Sierras, they are present from May through the beginning of October. Good populations are found in the East Walker River, Upper and Lower Owens River, Hot Creek and in  a number of freestone creeks along the Eastern Slope…In most of those locations, they tend to be sizes #16 – #18…and Olive, Olive/Green, Brown, Yellow/Tan or Tan – in color…The other empty spaces will be filled in the next post…and YES, they will also be more Caddis…

DR EM CAD BOX -1-Gettin’ there is half the fun…

ML EMER CAD BR -2-MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS EMERGER (Brown) – Lawson/Variant…

Mat TUBE EMG CAD -1-Materials MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS EMERGER (Brown)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill (Under Abdomen), Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Dark Tan Zelon

RIB: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash

OVER/ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Brown

UNDER/WING: Dark Tan Zelon

OVER/WING: Two Dark Brown Partridge Tips

HEAD: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Brown

A variation on Mike Lawson’s slow water Caddis Emerger. This patten works great along edges and over undercut banks, The different colors of Peacock Herl, from Spirit River makes it possible to do variations on the standard pattern…and yes, Micro Tubing floats!

BRN TUBE CAD EMGR -1-A clique of MICRO TUBE/DNA CADDIS…

BRN EW CAD -1-An East Walker Brown that took an Emerging Caddis Pattern…

WEB SUB SURFER C -1-WEB (sub) SURFER CADDIS, Olive…

MAT WE SUB SURFER CAD -1-Materials for WEB (sub) SURFER CADDIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive (Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown (Thorax Forward)

TAG/EGG SAC: Chartreuse Holo Tinsel SM or MED * Coat with Hard As Hull

ABDOMEN: Equal parts – UV Ice Dub, Lt. Olive, Life Cycle Caddis Nymph, Olive, Emerger Dubbing BWO

THORAX: Equal parts – Buggy Nymph Dubbing, Dark Hare’s Ear, AZ Synthetic Hare’s Ear

WINGS: Web Wing, Dun – use a drop of Zap-A-Gap to secure and coat interior of wings. Web Wing will shred after about 15 minutes of use without this step. Dave’s Flexament works too !

ANTENNAE: 2 Strands, Black Midge Flash

I have had a ton of Web Wing, in several colors, sitting around for awhile. This represents the diving Female Caddis on it’s way down or up from the stream bottom. Stalcup’s (he  first used this material) Medallion Sheeting is a good alternative . I particularly like the sparkle and sheen of Web Wing…

WEB sub SURFER OL CAD B -1-A brood of Olive WEB (sub) SURFERS…

aimee-ss-3-00-11Aimee, at Caddis time, on the Madison River at $3.00 Bridge…

PINK OP CC -3-

PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS – Potter/Weise Variant …

MAT PINK OP CAD -1-Materials for PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS…

HOOK: TMC 101, Daiichi 1110, #14 – #18

THREAD: Fl. Shell Ping 70 Denier Ultra Thread – (Abdomen), Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Clear White Sparkle Emerger Yarn

ABDOMEN: Ultra Tying Thread

RIB: Midge Mirage Opal – * Coat Abdomen with Hard As Hull

WING: 1/2 Sparkle Emerher Yarn, 1/2 Poly Pro, White – comb two separated strands together with a fine toothed comb

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

HACKLE: Whiting Barred Dark Ginger

Just another take-off on Craig Matthew’s IRIS CADDIS with a Clacka twist from Walter Wiese and an Opal Abdomen from Dennis Potter. I like the color PINK for late season Hydropsyche…so do the Trout…

WEB sub SURFER CAD B -1-A gaggle of PINK OPAL CLACKA CADDIS…

HOT FLUTTER CAD -1-HOT FLUTTER CADDIS (Olive)…

MAT HOT FLUT CAD -1-Materials for HOT FLUTTER CADDIS (Olive)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1760, #16 -#18

THREAD: * NOT PICTURED –Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Kinky, Light Olive Zelon

ABDOMEN: 50% Emergence Dubbing, Olive / 50% Fly-Rite, Dark Olive

UNDER WING: Petitjean CDC tip, #14, Dirty Yellow

OVER WING: Dyed Early Season Cow Elk, Olive

HOT SPOT: Orange Poly

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle hackle, Bronze Grizzly

A pattern for this blind guy to be able to see when shadows are falling on the water and Caddis are coming off. One could use Chartreuse or Yellow Poly depending on contrasting light and whaterver suits one’s taste…

WW CADDIS -1- UV2 WEB WING CADDIS  (Tan) – John Barr/Variant …

MAT WWC TAN -1-Materials for UV2 WEB WING CADDIS – Tan…

HOOK: Daiichi 1100. #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Veevus 16/0 Tan or Brown (Thorax Forward)

ABDOMEN: 1/8th. Micro Fine, Hendickson Pink –  3/8ths. Emergence Dubbing #.42, Tan –  1/2 UV2 Fine & Dry, Tan

HACKLE Whiting Barred, Dark Ginger

WING: Web Wing Brown or Tan – a drop of Zap-A-Gap at the tie in point and under wing surface (before tying in) – for durability. V notch the wing by cutting the rear portion at a 45 degree angle once fly is completed

John Barr’s design for flat water…it may be tied in various other color combinations and has an excellent profile when viewed from a Trout’s perspective…

CADDIS MOO EWR BRN -1-Tan and Olive both work well on the East Walker River…

WWC TAN GRP -1-A troop… ready for H20…

UV2 SWC TAN -1-

UV2 SNOW SHOE SPARKLE WING CADDIS CRIPPLE (Tan) …

MOO STILLWATER MT -1-They also appear here, sometimes in blizzard fashion, in the evenings , in August, on the Stillwater River, MT…that guy above – (Michael)…knows…

MAT UV2 SS CADDIS DRY -1-Materials for UV2 SNOW SHOE SPARKLE WING CADDIS CRIPPLE (Tan)…

HOOK: TMC 101, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Golden Ginger Zelon

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry – Tan

UNDER/WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Tan

OVER/WING: Snowshoe Rabbit – Tan

THORAX: AZ Synthetic Dubbing, Pheasant Tail

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Barred Dark Ginger

I like Snowshoe Hare Foot fibers for flotation. The sparkle emerger yarn under wing is for some added …well…sparkle… since the SSH has zilch…

UV2 SS CAD -1-A completed batch…

ROSE NS CAD EMG -1-THE ROSE CADDIS (Nano Silk Emerger – Olive) – John Rose/Variant…

Mat ROSE CADDIS OL -1-Material for THE ROSE CADDIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive -(Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Nano Silk

HACKLE: Whiting Saddle, Barred Dark Ginger

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

THIS would be John Rose…and look for a Yellow variant in my next post. Seems they work on a certain Eastern Sierra Creek that I visit with Michael and Ally…on a fairly regular basis…

ally-mike-hot-creekThat creek would be the one behind a young MOO…

ROSE CAD GRP -1-A group of ROSE CADDIS….

NEXT: A couple more Hydropsyche and a few other… Caddis that I have met in my Eastern Sierra wanderings – in the Summer

PT/TB 

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So… I have been working on a few more Caddis patterns for Fall on the Owens and East Walker River (that are NOT Big and Orange)…here are 10 of 16 that are finished…these are patterns that will be used this Fall mostly on the east Walker River, Hot Creek and The Lower Owens River from late August through October The other six Caddis Patterns will be included in a subsequent posting…I usually carry Caddis patterns that include: Larva, Pupae, Emergers, Cripples, Adult Dries, Diving Caddis, Spent Caddis and drowned Adult Caddis…any of these patterns may be adapted for other Caddis species and there are quite a few…see HERE…These, however, are for this Fall version of the Mother’s day Caddis found throughout the WESTERN U.S….

BUTCHED MISSING LINK… (Galloup/Mercer)

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #15-#19

THREAD: Gordon Griffith, 14/0, Olive

EGG SAC: Green Zelon, cut short

RIB: One strand of Pearl KF over body, covered with Head Cement or Dave’s Flexament

UNDER WING: Crinkly Dun Zelon

WING: Early season Elk. tied butch style and clipped

BUTCHED MISSING LINK… (Galloup/Mercer)…second view from my bench…

This is a combo of Mike mercer’s Missing Link Caddis and Kelly Galloup’s Butch Caddis …two good ideas combined for me to use here…

Below the dam on the East Walker River, Bridgeport, CA …in the “Miracle Mile” stretch…being aware of the rise form, is the tip off to which pattern to use…THIS helps…


CDC SPENT CADDIS… (Jim Schollmeyer)…


HOOK:
TMC 900 BL, #16-#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

EGG SAC: Bright Green Dubbing…I like Spirit River Fine and Dry Chartreuse

BODY: Dark Olive Dubbing…I use Stalcup’s Micro Dry Fly BWO, Olive for Eastern Sierra waters

THORAX: Brown-ish Dubbing

WING: Dark Dun CDC or color to match natural

CDC SPENT CADDIS… (Jim Schollmeyer)… front view

I am not a big fan of CDC. It is often considered a “one fish fly” after being “slimed”…However, the pattern may be fished up or down in the water column to imitate a female diving Caddis. The CDC retains shimmering air bubbles which imitate the bubbles that female Caddis use to draw oxygen in their, up to, 30 minute underwater adventure at the end of the life cycle…

D.A. CADDIS…( Paul Dinice )


HOOK:
TMC 206 BL, #16-#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

SHUCK: Amber Zelon

ABDOMEN: 60% Rust Hare’s Ear/40%Rust UV Ice Dub

WING: Early season cow Elk – Natural

COLLAR: Petitjean select CDC, light mallow

Paul Dinice says this is one of his “secret” flies…I have use the UV Rust color, in the Fall, on the Lower Owens…It has taken some very nice Trout for me…I would suggest Olive as well…

DIVING CADDIS…Soft Hackle…

HOOK: TMC 2499 SP-BL, #16-#18

THREAD: UNI. 8/0 Camel

EGG SAC: Fine and Dry, Chartreuse

ABDOMEN: 50% Metz Buggy Nymph, Sage/50% Antron , Dark Olive

RIB: Wapsi Ultra wire, Silver, x-sm

UNDER WING: English Grouse

OVER WING: Olive Brown Zelon

HACKLE: India Hen Back, Natural

DIVING CADDIS…Soft Hackle…a desk view under different light…

This was inspired by another tier…it is NOT my pattern…when I figure it out, I will post the designer of this fly. I love soft hackles and tied this one up for Michael to use with a heavier hook and maybe some 4x tippet for his runs through fast water…I enjoy seeing him do this:

My son, Michael…on one of his favorite spots in the East Walker River…

MICRO TUBE CADDIS PUPAE…

HOOK: TMC 3761, #16-#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

UNDER ABDOMEN: UTC 70 Denier, Chartreuse thread

OVER ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, Chartreuse

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Black X-sm

WING BUDS: Black Zelon

HEAD: 50% Rust UV Ice Dub/50% Spirit River Squirrel Blend, Rust

MICRO TUBE CADDIS PUPAE…another desk view with the ribbing more apparent…

This is a version of a Jim Schollmeyer Caddis pattern using micro tubing and thread in the color chartreuse…I love this stuff…


MISSING LINK VARIANT…(Matt Grobert)


HOOK:
TMC 102Y, #15-#19

THREAD: Gordon Griffith, 14/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Olive Thread

RIB: One strand of Pearl KF coated with head cement or Dave’s Flexament

THORAX: Tan or Brown dubbing

SPENT WING: Dun Zelon, seoarated by thorax

UPRIGHT WING: Elk hair

HACKLE: Grizzly Dun, tied conventional ( rather than E/C Caddis style by Ralph Cutter), may be clipped at bottom

MISSING LINK VARIANT…desk view…
A silpler to tie version of Mike Mercer’s pattern tied by Matt Grober over at CADDIS CHRONICLES….he says it works real good…I will be tossing it in here…

Some “old guy” on the East Walker River…

NICK’S SOFT HACKLE (Olive)…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16-#18

THREAD: Stalcup’s Micro Fine Dry Fly Dubbing BWO- Olive

COLLAR: 6-8 Strands of Pearl KF

HACKLE: Partridge, brown from shoulder

NICK’S SOFT HACKLE (Olive)…Top view from desk…

Nick Nicklas’ tie from Blue Ribbon Flies…I like to use the TMC 2488 and 2488H hook for many of my smaller soft hackle ties…this is a simple and very effective pattern…

PM OP CADDIS…(Dennis Potter/Mike Mercer)…

HOOK: TMC 206 BL, #16-#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Amber Sparkle Emerger Yarn

ABDOMEN: (over thread) UTC Opal Tinsel, Med. or Sm.

THORAX: Brown UV Ice Dub or Peacock Ice Dub

SPENT WINGS: Strand of Dun Zelon on either side of thorax

WING: Fine Coastal Deer Hair

PM OP CADDIS…Desk view, under different lighting…

Something borrowed from both excellent tiers…a good pattern for slower water coming off the riffles...


SEREN CADDIS PUPAE…

HOOK: Mustad CO68. Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457, #16-#20

THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Black or Tiemco 16/0 Black

ABDOMEN: Chartreuse Antro yarn, twisted with one strand each, Pearl KF and Olive KF

THORAX: 50% Spirit River Squirell Blend, Rust/50% Brown UV Ice Dub

WING BUDS: Black Zelon

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

SEREN CADDIS PUPAE…Desk view…

There is just something about serendipity patterns tied with Krystal Flash…I have been using them for a number of years with great success…here is another for Fall !!!

SNOWSHOE HARE SPENT CADDIS…(Jim Schollmeyer)

HOOK: TMC 900BL, #16-#20

THREAD: Black Uni. 8/0 or Tiemco 16/0 Black or Brown

EGG SAC: Bright Green Dubbing (Optional)

BODY: Dark Olive Dubbing or color to matc natural

WING: Dark Dun Snowshoe Hare’s Foot ( I like the feet from HERE)

SNOWSHOE HARE SPENT CADDIS…Desk view…

Another spent Caddis from Jim Schollmeyer which may be used in the surface film and pulled under at the end of the drift…no problem here with “slime”…this rabbit takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’ ….more Caddis using Snowshoe Hare will be in the next six patterns…the above will find usage here:

Michael working Hot Creek while Aimee selects a camera in the background…

MORE INFO WHILE WAITING…

PT/TB

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