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This post  includes additional Caddis Cripples, Emergers and Adults to fill up the slots in this Wheatley Fly Box. There are a good number of these patterns done in Gray because it is a color that works well in the Eastern Sierras and in other locations as well…like here, where Michael is fishing on the Stillwater River in Montana…

MOO STILLWATER

Michael on the Stillwater just below Cliff Swallow…

CADDIS BOX (WHEATLEY) INT

Caddis Box Completed…

CADDIS BOX (EXTERIOR) WHEATLEY

EXTERIOR…

WINSTON WT ('5wt. Box Elder

A small gift to myself for tossing these patterns…Winston 9′, 5wt. WT Fly Rod…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS FINAL

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2487, #18

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Black – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN:  6″ strands UTS x-sm, Black & Red Wire – twisted 75 times

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear White – * tie in yarn before wire

WINGS: Flexi-floss, Black – tie in as one piece, sweep back and tie down, hold upright and cut at an angle

THORAX: UV2 Black Peacock Eye – 2 fibers, twisted

This is an older Craig Matthew’s pattern I started using in 2005. I have made some changes to it. Read HERE (scroll down to TBT) for more information…it’s a killer

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY…

Mat GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS

Materials GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS GRP

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS PUPAE…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRAY

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 900BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax Forward

SHUCK: Kinky Zelon – Dark Dun

ABDOMEN: Uv2 Fine & Dry – Adams Gray

UNDER WING: Ice Wing Fiber – UV & Pearl Minnow Mix

WING: Snowshoe Hare – Medium Dun

A variation of Craig Matthew’s classic X Caddis using snowshoe hare with a bit of sparkle under the wing …for right here on the East Walker River where Michael is standing…

MOO CADDIS CONTINUATION

…as the current sweeps by those dead willow branches at sunset…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS

Materials UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRP

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

PRISM PUPA – Tan-ish – Nemec/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 2499 SPBL, #14- #18

THREAD: tierce 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: SLF Prism – Sand

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Tan

WINGS/LEGS: V-Notched Partridge Feather – Brown

THORAX: 2 UV2 Peacock Fiber – Brown – twisted and wrapped

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

A variant on a Jan Nemec pattern. He fishes and guides in the Eastern Sierras. Check his other patterns HERE

Mat PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

Materials PRISM PUPA…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH GRP

PRISM PUPAE…

GRAPHIC CADDIS DK GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Dk. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

GRAPHIC CADDIS GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Lt. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Fl. White Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

John Barr’s Graphic Caddis has been a very successful pattern for me ever since I started tying them a number of years ago. This version is in two shades of Gray…

Mat GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS

Materials GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. …

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS LT & DK GRP

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. – #16’s…

POP CADDIS GRAY 2

POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray – Fox/Davies Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2302, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

ABDOMEN: Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″, over working thread – *Zap-A- Gap for durability

BODY: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Gray Ghost – * Zap-A- Gap to top of the covered hook shank

LEGS: Grizzly Marabou – Natural

ANTENNAE: UV2 Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

BEAD: Silver or Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A variation on Tim Fox’s Poopah Fly Pattern with the use of Pearl Core Braid without a wire rib (Jeremy Davies). I tied a bunch of patterns in Gray for this post because an inventory of my boxes revealed a lack of them. There are just some places a Gray Caddis will be the ticket…

Mat POP CADDIS GRAY

Materials POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray…

POP CADDIS GRAY GRP

POP CADDIS…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA …

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Larva Lace Super Floss – Amber

RIB: Veevus Body Quill – Brown, 1 stand, doubled, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – Furnace

HEAD: Uv2 Peacock Eye, Brown

I am always tying variations on small Amber caddis because they have been particularly successful for me on the East Walker River. This is a soft hackle version for use on that water…I suspect there are some other locations where it might be effective…

Mat AMBER WRAP CADDIS

Materials AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE – #16’s…

below-buffalo-jump_2

Might be a Caddis fly or two in here…(along with a bunch of Stones)…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown – Merigold/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 3761, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Flexi-Floss – Brown

RIB: Veevus Body Quill, Tan – Double strand, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – White

This is an older pattern developed by Ross A. Merigold, who guided on the Madison River in Montana. I have been using them in a myriad of colors since the late 70’s – because they just plain work. This is a bronze plaque that was placed on the Madison River above Raynold’s Pass Bridge in his honor:

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Mat SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

Materials SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS GRP

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…# 14’s…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray) …

HOOK: TMC 206 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Gray Antron Sparkle Dub – in a loop, brushed back with Velcro or a bore brush and cut

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank – Natural

WINGLETS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn -Gray, tie in as one piece, tie down so that yarn extends on both sides, lift and cut at an angle

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Black

This is a very simple pattern which may be quickly tied to imitate any number of different Caddis species, as emergers, Just alter the size and color…

 

Mat BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CADDIS EM

Materials BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray)…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CAD EM GRP

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGERs (Gray)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN - 1

X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457 – #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

ABDOMEN: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Tan

WING: CDC #.35 Wood Duck – Nature’s Spirit

WINGLETS: Stripped Goose Biots, one each side, cut at an angle, #,27 Hendrickson – Nature’s Spirit

ANTENNAE: Wood Duck Mallard Flank Feathers, 3 each side

THORAX: Wapsi (not Hareline) Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing – trust me there is a difference

BEAD: Tungsten, Black 2.4 mm or 3/32″

X3 because I have only seen three tiers who have used Micro Pearl Core Braid for Caddis patterns. In order, they would be Jeremy Davies who is the first that I have seen using it. Brian Silvey who uses it for this pattern and this guy, scroll down…

 

Mat X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN

Materials X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN GRP

X3 CADDIS PUPAE (Tan)…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS TAN

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan – Brian Silvey/ Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Opal Micro Flashabou, 1/100″. over working thread,* Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Tan Antron, *tied, melted and glued

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Tan

WINGLETS: Flexi-Floss – Brown

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: Emergence Dubbing #.83, Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

A Brian Silvey pattern. This style, however, was developed by Bob Braendle. This is the Cinnamon  Teardrop Caddis that he put together many years ago, I suggest following his steps for a durable teardrop. Here is a video on tying the PRIMETIME CADDIS…I like both the TMC 226BL and TMC 102Y Hooks for these types of patterns…

Mat SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan…

SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Tan…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS OLVIE W WING PADS

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive – Brian Silvey/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Pearl Micro Flashabou, 1/100″ – over working thread –*Coat with Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Medium Olive Antron Yarn – tied, melted then glued with Super Glue or Zap-A-Gap

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Brown

WINGLETS: 1 Starling Feather, Natural, tied on each side

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

Another Brian Silvey pattern that has been around for awhile. The above Olive version, took this Rainbow…

POP MAD SILVEY CADDIS

…on the Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge, at sunset. The fish took fly, on the swing, as it was rising through the water column…

Mat SILVEY%22S PT CADDIS OLIVE

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive…

SILVEY'S PT CADDIS OLIVE GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Olive – #16’s…

CADDIS BOX 2

Windows filled – 4.19.2016…on to filling the slots…

WHEATLEY BOX FLIP-SLOT

They will be patterns for The East Walker River, The Upper Owens River and Hot Creek that I have wanted to collect into one location…All are applicable to other locations in the West.

moo-ss-3-00-bridge-1

Like here…Madison River, MT – above $3.00 Bridge…

MOO HOUSY 4

…and some will work here, on the  Housatonic River, where Michael fished today (4. 17.2016)…

UV2 CDC BLACK CADDIS

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Black

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Black

Another adult Glossosoma imitation. Most of these little guys that I see in the Eastern Sierras ,or on the Madison River, in Montana, are BLACK. One may also use Black Snowshoe Hare for the pattern. Use a tiny ball of this, about six inches above the fly, on the tippet, to detect it’s location on the water…

Mat UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS

Materials UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS…

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS GRP

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS #19’s…

DARK E-C CADDIS

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS – Cutter/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #15 – #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Crinkled Zelon, Olive Brown

ABDOMEN: Brown/Olive Natural Dubbing #.49 – Nature’s Spirit

THORAX: Emergence Dubbing #.83 Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Badger Variant

The standard Ralph Cutter E/C Caddis pattern done in a Brown Olive color. Ralph believes a two tone color Caddis out performs  a Caddis tied with a single abdomen/thorax color…developed a long time ago, it remains one of the most effective Caddis Emergers…

Mat OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS

Materials OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…

OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS GRP

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…#17…

UP-WINGED CINNAMON CADDIS EMERGER

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon) – Ames Jr./Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #14- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbin Cinnamon

THORAX: X-Fine Natural Dubbing, #.35 Cinnamon Caddis – Nature’s Spirit 

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Yellow Grizzly, oversized, one size

A variation on a Thomas Ames Jr. Caddis pattern. For a crippled version, add a bit of Amber antron, Sparkle Emerger Yarn or Zelon for a shuck. The abdomen, unlike the E/C Caddis, hangs beneath the surface film…

Mat UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS

Materials UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon)…

UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS GRP

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGERs (Cinnamon)…

BLACK X CADDIS GLOSSOSOMA

BLACK X CADDIS – (Glossosoma) – Matthews/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 101, TMC 900BL, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Hare’s Ear Ice Dub, Harder’s Bloody Black

WING: Premium Yearling Elk #.49, Bleached – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Craig Matthews pattern designed to imitate the Little Black Glossosoma adult that hatches on the Madison River in June, July and again in September. Ralph Cutter delves in to this bug’s importance in the Eastern Sierras HERE

Mat BLACK X CADDIS

Materials BLACK X CADDIS…

BLACK X CADDIS GRP

BLACK X CADDIS – #20’s…

TB HC CADDIS 2

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – Otzinger/Variant… 

HOOK: TMC 900BL, TMC 100BL – #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Gray

TRAILING BUBBLE: Mirage Accent Opal, 2 strands

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey

WING: Coastal Deer Hair

HACKLE: Grizzly

Eric Otzinger worked out of Bob Marriot’s Fly Shop, back in the day. This is a pattern he designed for Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierras. The original tie on the pattern may be found HERE  (PDF. scroll down). It may be adapted for other Caddis species by changing sizes and colors

Mat TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS

Materials TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray)… 

TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS GRP

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – #16 & #18…

POP N' NAD

PT and Nadia at Hot Creek Ranch…back in the day…

EWR CADDIS CENTRAL

CADDIS CENTRAL – The East Walker River…

THE PUPIL Hydropsyche

THE PUPIL  – Hydropsyche – Frank F. Johnson/Variant… 

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Fine & Dry Dubbing, Tan

WING: Mottled CDC #.45, Caddis Tan – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Tan version of Frank F. Johnson’s below pattern. I would also suggest carrying these in Cinnamon, Gray, Brown and White/ Nectopsyche for fishing Eastern Sierra Hatches. Note that the abdomen ends over the hook point, a departure from standard Caddis Dry patterns…

Mat THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE

Materials THE PUPIL _ Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE GRP

THE PUPIL(s) – Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL - BLACK CADDIS

THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis) – F. Johnson/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 100BL, Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Golden Yellow Antron

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dubbing, BWO Olive

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Dark Dun

This pattern was designed by Montana Guide Frank F. Johnson. Easy and simple to tie, it may be adapted to nearly all Caddis Hatches. Here are three tips/ materials I use to keep dry CDC patterns floating high, after being slimed by Trout:

One 

Two

Three

Do not be intimidated to not use these excellent feathers…

Mat THE PUPIL Black Caddis

Materials THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis)…

THE PUPIL Black Caddis

THE PUPIL – Black Caddis – #16 – #18…

 

NEXT: Some PMD’s...

 

 

PT/TB

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These are nineteen patterns for Michael to use back East this Spring and Summer. Because I do not Fly Fish in the East, I have relied upon patterns by folks who primarily do. When my son wants Catskill dries, I will take him to Dette Trout Flies in Roscoe, NY and buy some for him. Some of these are Western pattern variants  that have slowly drifted to and found favor with some of those in the regions of the less inclined…The MOO will let me know…

MOO EAST BOX

A Box of Eastern Patterns for my son…

LITTLE CADDIS THING

LITTLE CADDIS THING (Hydropsyche/Ceratopsyche) – Petersen/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16- #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dub, Cinnamon

THORAX: X-tremely Fine Natural Dubbing, #.25, Cinnamon Caddis – Nature’s Spirit

WING(s): CDC Natural Mallard, 2 feathers each side, orientation outward. Outside feather is pulled back by stem and tied down, providing  outriggers

ANTENNAE: Natural Pheasant Tail Fibers.

This is a Tracy Petersen dry Caddis pattern that smokes ’em. It first appeared in the Summer 2006 Issue of Flyfishing & Tying Journal (pg. 59). Tracy tied the original with an abdomen of twisted CDC. I used dubbing because it is not quite as fragile. To match other Caddis, I would suggest using Trouthunter CDC or CDC from these other two sources…HERE and HERE

Mat LIL CAD THING HY C

Materials LITTLE CADDIS THING (Hydropsyche/Ceratopsyche)…

LIL CAD THING HY C

LITTLE CADDIS THING(s) #16 & #18…

WINSTON NEXUS (9',5wt) 1

…another rationa(lies)zation…back-up to the back-up…

PT CRUNCHER OL 1

PT CRUNCHER (Olive)- G. Daniel/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 100SPBL, #10 -#16

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Olive Green

TAIL: Pheasant Tail Fiber, 6-8, Olive

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Olive

THORAX: Micro UV Chenille, Olive

HACKLE: Partridge, Dyed Olive

A variation of a George Daniel pattern. The original uses natural PT, UV Chartreuse Micro Chenille, copper ultra wire and brown hen hackle…There are a gazillion cruncher patterns…this is just one in simple olive…

Mat PT CRUNCHER OL

Materials PT CRUNCHER (Olive)…

PT CRUNCHERs OLIVE

PT CRUNCHER(s)- OLIVE…

bk-4

More water for the MOO, back East…

TWO TONE STONE

TWO TONE STONE (Lt. Brown/Olive) – Williams/Variant …

HOOK: Umpqua – (Hanak) C400BL, #8 – #14, Knapek J (#4-#6)

THREAD:Veevus 16/0, Olive or UTC 70 Denier Olive or Danville 6/0, Olive

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or Lead Sub. to .025

ABDOMEN: 1 strand UV Polar Chenille, Olive / 1 strand Micro Polar Chenille, Tan

LEGS: Barred Crazy Legs, Golden Yellow/Pearl Flake

BEAD: Slotted Tungsten, Gold, sized to hook

MOO SILI STONE 7.15

Yep, it works… Moo on the Willowemoc…7.04.15

SILI STONE

SILI STONE (Black) – Williams/Variant …

HOOK: Umpqua – (Hanak) C400BL, #8 – #14, Knapek J (#4-#6)

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Black, UTC 70 Denier, Black or Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or up to .025 Lead Sub.

ABDOMEN: Micro Polar Chennile, Black

LEGS: Sili Legs, Black/Red, Flake

BEAD: Faceted, Slotted Tungsten Bead, Black, sized to hook

A Loren Williams pattern with the SBS HERE

Materials Sli & OL BRN STONES

Materials for SILI & TWO TONE STONE(s)…

SILI STONE & BRN OLIVE ST

SILI STONE(s) & TWO TONE STONE(S)…

QUILL GORDON EMERGER

QUILL GORDON EMERGER –  Stenström/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2499SP-BLB, #14

THREAD: Gordon Griffith Sheer, 14/0, Black

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: Stripped Peacock, Natural

RIB: UTC Wire, Red, x-sm – * coat body with UV Resin

UNDER WING: Mallard Flank dyed Woodduck or Woodduck

OVER WING: CDC Dark Dun

THORAX Hare’s Ear Plus, #.2 Natural Dark

This tie is based on David Stenström’s Red Quill Emerger HERE. Many of his other excellent patterns may be found HERE.

Mat QUILL GORDON EMERGER

Materials QUILL GORDON EMERGER…

QUILL GORDON EM GRP

QUILL GORDON EMERGER(s)…

moo-farm-4

For places like this too…the Farmington River….

SS HENDRICKSON EMERGER

UV2 SS HENDRICKSON EMERGER – Korn/ Variant…

HOOK: TMC 206BL, #12-#14

THREAD: UTC 70 denier, Fl. White, Body – Uni. 8/0 Lt. Olive, Head

SHUCK: Zelon, Amber

ABDOMEN/THORAX: 80/20 Mix UV2 Hendrickson, Pink / UV2 BWO – blend with comb (see Apple Caddis below)

WING: Snowshoe Hare, LT. Dun

LEGS: * (not pictured with materials) CDC, Ligt Dun

I  “borrowed” this pattern from Doug Korn and used Snowshoe Hare instead of CDC…

Mat UV2 SS HENDRICKSON EMERGER

Materials UV2 SS HENDRICKSON EMERGER…

UV2 SS HENDRICKSON EMERGERS GRP

UV2 SS HENDRICKSON EMERGER(s)…

BAT WING LT CAHILL EM-CR

BAT WING E/C LIGHT CAHILL – Petersen/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #12 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

SHUCK: Zelon, Kinky Ginger mixed with 4-6 Mallard Fibers

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot, Lt. Cahill

THORAX: Light Tan Beaver

BATWING: Fluff from the base of a Dun Hen Neck feather, tied cover side up and pulled over the thorax and bead

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, SM

I particularly like Tracy Petersen’s  Bat Wing series of Mayflies to match “clingers”…the May Fly that exits it’s shuck, at the bottom of the water column and emerges as an adult. The original pattern calls for the use of a hen neck feather, not partridge and there are plenty of hen necks around to match almost any May Fly wing… Grade #2 or #3 works fine…

Mat BAT WING LT CAHILL

Materials BAT WING E/C LIGHT CAHILL…

BAT WING LT CAHILL EMERGER

BAT WING E/C LIGHT CAHILL(s)…

UV2 DK BLUE SEDGE

UV2 DARK BLUE SEDGE – Matthews-Weilenmann/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 100BL, #12 – #16

THREAD:  * – (not Pictured) UTC 70 Denier, FL. White , Body – UTC 70 Denier, Dark Gray, Head

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber – looped

ABDOMEN: 70/30 Mix UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey / Davy Wotton SLF Standard Dark Green, Chopped

HACKLE: CDC Dark Dun, behind wing

WING: Yaerling Elk, Dun

THORAX/HEAD: Abdomen Dubbing Mix

This is another slightly tweaked version of Craig Matthew’s X-Caddis to imitate the Dark Blue Sedge (Caddis) . I will be getting around to tying up some of the Safet style Caddis patterns for Michael to use, when I put another box together for him… later this year…

Mat UV@ DK BLUE SEDGE

Materials UV2 DARK BLUE SEDGE…

UV2 DK BLUE SEDGES GRP

UV2 DARK BLUE SEDGE(s)…

michael-ff-1

MOO is already smiling…

CHIMARRA LARVA 2

CHIMARRA NANO-T CADDIS LARVA – Grobert/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18 – #20

THREAD: 12/0 Nano Silk, Abdomen – Danville 6/0, #47 Tobacco Brown, Head

OVER ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Orange

This is a simple Larva to imitate the CHIMARRA , or Black Caddis…Matt Grobert ties it HERE

EAST BRANCH CROTON RIVER

Where Michael might expect to see the above Caddis Larva moving around in the next week or so…later further North…

Mat CHIMARRA CAD LARVAE

Materials CHIMARRA NANO-T CADDIS LARVA…

CHIMARRA CADDIS LARVAE

CHIMARRA NANO-T CADDIS LARVAE…

MOO BOX IN PROGRESS

Dewitt work box…coming along…

CDC N' HARE RX CADDIS

S-HARE N’ CDC RX  APPLE CADDIS –  Matthews/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #14 – #18

THREAD: VEEVUS 16/0, Tan

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear (White) – looped

ABDOMEN: * – Not Pictured – Stalcup’s BWO Micro Fine Dub 70% / Fine and Dry Chartreuse, 30% * combed to mix

UNDER WING: MP Select, Cream

OVER WING: Snowshoe Hare, Tan

Another revision of the  Craig Matthews X Caddis with a looped shuck , CDC Under Wing and using Snowshoe Hare…the photo below shows how I mix the Abdomen dubbing by combing the fibers together…

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Combs used…

BEAVERKILL

MOO water…on the Beaverkill…

Mat RX APPLE CADDIS

Materials S-HARE N’ CDC RX APPLE CADDIS…

RX APPLE CADDIS GRP

S-HARE N’ CDC RX APPLE CADDIS #14 & #16…

ICED APPLE CADDIS

ICED APPLE CADDIS PUPA – Strolis/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2499SPBL #10 – #14

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Chartreuse

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

ABDOMEN: Mix – 60/20/20 Ice Dub, Caddis Green / Senyo’s Laser Dub, LT. Olive / Ice Dub, Chartreuse

WING STUBS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Tan

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dub, Dark Brown – * Tease out the entire fly with velcro or a .30cal. bore brush and trim

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

This is a variant on Rich Strolis’ Classified Caddis , tied using a bead…he says it works, real good…

Mat ICE APPLE CADDIS

Materials ICED APPLE PUPA…

ICE APPLE CADDIS GRP

ICED APPLE PUPA(s)…

TP TAN CLAKKA CADDIS

TAN TP CLACKA CADDIS -Matthews/Wiese Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #14 – #16

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0 Dark Brown – Thorax forward

SHUCK: Zelon, Golden Ginger

ABDOMEN: Emergence Dub. #.42, Than – Nature’s Spirit

LOOPED WING: Trigger Point Int’l Fibers (Puglisi), PMD

THORAX: 80/20 Mix, #.35 Medium Hare’s Ear / #.10 Yellow – both from Ligas

HACKLE: Whiting Ginger Variant

A pattern using elements from Craig Matthews (Blue Ribbon Flies) and Walter Wiese (Parks Fly Shop) to imitate the tan Hydropsyche Caddis. Eastern Fly Fishing folks have finally started to get hip to the effectiveness of the Iris Caddis, developed by Craig Matthews…

Mat TAN IRIS CADDIS

Materials TAN TP CLACKA CADDIS…

TAN X IRIS CADDIS GRP

TAN TP CLACKA CADDIS #14 & #16…

MOO & AIMEE RODS

MOO & Aimee’s Rods…on the Beaverkill…

S.I.L. JIG

S.I.L. JIG (Something In Light)…

HOOK: Umpqua – (Hanak) C400BL, #12-#16

THREAD: Gordon Griffith Sheer 14/0, Brown

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

ABDOMEN: Peacock Quill, Natural – * Coat with UV Resin

HACKLE: Hen Neck Feather, Ginger/Brown

THORAX: Chopped AZ Diamond Hair, Tan

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite #5, Hot Orange

BEAD: Slotted Silver Tungsten Bead, sized to hook

A generic Anchor, attractor pattern, for Michael, in a light coloring…

Mat S.I.L. JIG

Materials S.I.L. JIG…

MOO'S BIRTHDAY BROWN EB CROTON RIVER

Well, that worked for Michael on the Croton on his Birthday (9.02.2018)…

HACKLED JIG PATTERN

Aimee holds it on a rock…

SIL JIGS

S.I.L. JIGS…#14 & #16…

S.I.D. JIG

S.I.D. JIG  (Something In Dark)…

HOOK: Umpqua (Hanak) C400BL, #10 – #14

THREAD: VEEVUS 14/0, Rusty Brown

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Rusty Brown

RIB: Rust Brown Micro Tubing

HACKLE: Hen Neck Furnace Feather

THORAX: 70/30 Mix SLF Spikey Squirrel, Dk. Brown / Chopped AZ Simi Seal, Canadian Brown

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite #5, Hot Orange

BEAD: Slotted Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

This is the second of two anchor Jig Attractors I put in the box for Michael to use in conjunction with another pattern, trailing off the bend of this fly…The hackle on this pattern simulates movement and is similar to Lance Egan’s Dart Series of Jig flies…

Mat S.I.D. JIG

Materials S.I.D. JIG…

S.I.D. JIGS

S.I.D. JIG(s) – #10 & #14…

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BUG destination…

HENDRICKSON EMERGER

HENDRICKSON EMERGER (DK) – Cherundolo/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, TMC 2487, #12 -#14

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

SHUCK: Zelon, Dark Dun, mix in a few partied fibers grey and black

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot, Brown

WING: MP Select CDC, Cream

THORAX: 80/20 Mix Hendrickson Dubbing #.27 – Nature’s Spirit / Tri LObal Antron, #.27 Tan – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Partridge

This is a variant on a George Cherundolo pattern. His various patterns may be viewed HERE.

Mat HENDRICKSON EM D

Materials HENDRICKSON EMERGER (DK)…

HENDRICKSON EMERGERS DK

HENDRICKSON EMERGERS (DK)….

HENDRICKSON NY DK 2

TUNG. HENDRICKSON NYMPH (DK) …

HOOK: TMC 2302, Daiichi 1260, #12 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: Turkey Biot, Brown

RIB: Krystal Flash, Black

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

WINGCASE: Black Stretch Flex over Holographic Mylar Motion 1/32″, Black – * Coat with UV Resin

LEGS: Speckled Hen Saddle, Amber – V-notched

BEAD: Black Tungsten sized to hook

Something really dark with a bit of flash to imitate this crawler nymph. They do not swim real well so Michael can drift this guy along the bottom prior to a hatch…and hence, the black wingcase…

Mat TUNG HENDRICKSON NY DK

Materials TUNG. HENDRICKSON NYMPH (DK)…

TUNG HEN NYS DK GRP

TUNGSTEN HENDRICKSON NYMPHS (DK)…

ICE FISHING VERMONT

Ally is out doing “recon” today (1.12.15)…somewhere in Vermont…

This Battenkill River hatch chart should provide a pretty good idea of what will be in the box:

battenkill_river_hatch_chart

From troutu.com

TB CDC X CADDIS GRANN

TB CDC X CADDIS – Grannom Caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) Matthews/ Variant…

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #13 – #15…

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

SHUCK: Copper Brown Antron mixed with 6 strands of Pearl Midge Flash

ABDOMEN: 60/40 Mix HareTron, Dark Brown/#.18 Dark Honey – Nature’s Spirit

UNDER WING: CDC Brown Olive

OVER Wing: Coastal All Purpose Deer Hair (Dark Tips)

This is a generic Brown Caddis for Michael to use. It may also be tied in a number of different colors to match the various Caddis that are present in the East…Dette Trout Flies, in Roscoe, NY offers a bunch of them…

Mat EASTERN GRANNOM X CAD

Materials TB CDC X CADDIS…

EASTERN GRANNOM X CADDIS GRP

TB CDC X CADDIS Team…

BLUE QUILL EM FIN

BLUE QUILL EMERGER (DNA) – Doug Korn/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #16- #18, Gamakatsu 13U, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Gray

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Brown – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

WING/LEGS: Trouthunter CDC, Dark Dun

This is a Doug Korn pattern. Doug lives in the East but spends a good deal of the Summer in Montana designing and tying flies for Park’s Fly Shop in Gardiner, MT. His site has many excellent fly patterns His tie is here.

Mat BLUE QUILL DNA EMERGER

Materials BLUE QUILL EMERGER (DNA)…

BLUE QUILL EMERGERS DNA

BLUE QUILL EMERGERS (DNA)…

Here is the first…

MARCH BROWN EMERGER 1

MARCH BROWN EMERGER – Boyle/Variant…

HOOK: Umpqua (Hanak) C300BL, #10 – #12

THREAD:Danville, 6/0, Tan

SHUCK: Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: March Brown Emerger Dub – Nature’s Spirit

RIB: UTC Chartreuse wire, SM

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Cream, looped

THORAX: Tan Sow Scud Dubbing

HACKLE: Partridge, Brown-ish feather

This is a simple March Brown pattern by North Carolina tyer, Caleb Boyle that appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Fly Tyer Magazine. More patterns that mimic RHITHROGENA, that I use, may be found HERE.

Mat MARCH BROWN EMERGER

Materials MARCH BROWN EMERGER…

MARCH BROWN EMERGERS

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So… an additional number of Hydropsyche and a couple of other Caddis that appear on the local streams and rivers we visit, in late Summer. More details below…as usual…

HYDRO N' FRIENDS -1-HYDROPSYCHE… and a few friends…looks done to me…

SSX CADDIS -2-SSX-CADDIS (UV2/Olive) – Matthews/Variant…

Mat SSX CAD -1-Materials for SSX-CADDIS…

HOOK: TMC 101, #14 – #20

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

SHUCK: Amber Z-Lon

RIB: Strand of UV Pearl Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: 60% UV2 Caddis Nymph, Olive – 40% UV2 Fine & Dry, BWO

UNDER WING: 10-8 Strands Nymph Shear Fibers, Lt. Gray

WING: Snowshoe Hare, Dark Dun

SS = Snowshoe…this is a variation on the Improved X Caddis from Craig Matthews and Blue Ribbon Flies. In a recent newsletter (June 6, 2013), Craig stated that the shop is now tying a lot of patterns, including this one, with the Spirit River UV2 dubbings… I wonder WHY ???… Idea

SSX CAD BUNCH -1-A few, finished SSX-CADDIS…

PEA CRIPPLED CAD WV -1-TRUDE SPENT CADDIS ATTRACTOR – (UV2/AZ Peacock) – Wiese/Variant…

PEA CRIP CAD HZ -2-Another view…

Mat PEA TRUDE CAD WV -1-Materials for TRUDE SPENT CADDIS ATTRACTOR…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1100, #14 – #18…this is an #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, Dk. Brown (Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Amber Sparkle Emerger Yarn

ABDOMEN: 70% AZ Synthetic Peacock, Natural – 30% UV2 Dubbing Enhancer, Dark

WINGS: Lt. Gray Polypropylene Floating Yarn. I figure 8 the wings to give them more of a spent appearance

HACKLE: Whiting Bronze Grizzly

Another Walter Wiese pattern out of Park’s Fly Shop in Gardiner, MT…Walter demonstrates tying the original HERE

PEA TRUDE WV BUNCH -1-Some TRUDE SPENT CADDIS ATTRACTORS…

MOO EW AFTNOON DELITE -1-That guy … again…with another Trout…as usual…

MOO RAYNOLDS PASS MAD -1-Michael, working some good Caddis water, near Raynolds Pass on the Madison River, MT…

WEAVE CAD TAN -2-WICKED WEAVER CADDIS EMERGER (Tan) – Newbury/Variant …

Mat WEAVER CAD -1-Materials for WICKED WEAVER CADDIS – Variant…

HOOK:  Gamakatsu C16-B, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, DK. Brown (Thorax Forward)

UNDER BODY: Krystal Flash, UV Tan over white tying thread

SHEATH: Micro Pearl Core Braid with the interior floss removed, burned at the tip and I coat the tip with with Zap-A-Gap for durability

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, Tan

UNDER WING: Z-Lon, Kinky Ginger

WING: Bleached Yearling Elk

HACKLE: Whiting Dark Ginger Grizzly

This is a variation of a John Newbury pattern who uses Micro Pearl Core Braid in a very interesting manner. HERE is the original video version tied by John. He designs and ties patterns for Umpqua Feather Merchants…roam around on his site and some unique patterns will appear…

WEAVERS CAD -1-WICKED WEAVER CADDIS (Tan)…

PR CAD -1-PALE RIDER (Gray) UV 2 EMERGING CADDIS …

c16-b_crippled_emergerThe Gamakatsu C16-B Hook…

Mat PALE RIDER CAD -1-Materials PALE RIDER CADDIS (Gray)…

HOOK:  Gamakatsu C16-B, #14 – #18

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

SHUCK: Para Post Wing, Light Gray

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot, Mallard Gray

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Gray

UNDER WING: Z-Lon, Kinky Light Dun

WING: Yearling Elk, Dun

HACKLE: Whiting Grizzly

Back in the early 1980’s, I used to fish a dry Caddis pattern on August evenings that was Gray (Yes, Gray and I don’t know the species which will require some research on my part) – on the East Walker River. I had the greatest success fishing this pattern along the bank edges, directly down stream. It consisted of a Gray Biot body, folded and inverted partridge wing (coated with a fixative) and a Grizzly hackle. I call it a “PITA” to tie fly…(One may surmise what that means). It killed – hence the name. This is a cripple/emerger version of that pattern, tied on a hook the I have rarely seen used by other tiers. These hooks, for me, are perfect for cripple/emergers because they drop the abdomen under the surface film…they may be ordered directly through the Gamakatsu online store

MOO EW BANK -1-Up along that willow filled bank where Michael is nymphing…

PALE RIDERS CAD -1-PALE RIDER CADDIS (Gray)…

1072456_4781614151466_882289736_oFishin’ boot camp for Miles…

GOOBER CADDIS BUN -1-GOOBER CADDIS…

GOOBER OLIVE -1-GOOBER CADDIS CRIPPLE/EMERGER –  UV2 (Olive) – Kelly Galloup/Variant…

Mat OLIVE GOB CAD -1-Materials, Olive GOOBER CADDIS…

HOOK: TMC 100BL, #14 – #18

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

SHUCK: Z-Lon, Golden Ginger

ABDOMEN: 60% Emergence Dubbing # .4, Olive – 40% UV2 Fine & Dry, BWO

WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Dark

HACKLE: Whiting Grizzly

This is Kelly Galloup’s “Goober Caddis”…Most people know his streamer patterns, many don’t know that he has designed some very effective Caddis patterns that were developed for the Madison River. The placement of the wing is unconventional and foreign to the eye. Trust me, this pattern, along with his “Butch Caddis” catch Trout just about anywhere…

GOOBER TAN -1-GOOBER CADDIS CRIPPLE/EMERGER UV2 (Tan) – Kelly Galloup/Variant …

Mat TAN GOB CAD -1-Materials Tan GOOBER CADDIS…

HOOK:  TMC 101, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White (Under Abdomen) – Tiemco 16/0, DK. Brown(Thorax Forward)

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Yellow

ABDOMEN: 60% Emergence Dubbing #.42, Tan / 40% UV2 Fine & Dry, Tan

WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Bleached

HACKLE: Whiting. Dark Ginger Grizzly

Aversion in Tan…

LANYARD -1-Some tools on a leather lanyard I carry in the top right pocket of my vest (L-R) Hook hone, Scissors – to trim hackles on the water and an ancient, leader straightener…Any of the patterns using hackles, in this post or in “Doin’ the HYDROPSYCE” may be trimmed even with the hook point or V notched…

KG IMG SLIDE MAD -1-From Kelly Gallop’s Photo Gallery…the Madison River in the Slide Area..(Above Kelly’s SLIDE INN)…

UV2 GOOG CRIP -1-GOOBER CADDIS CRIPPLE/EMERGER –  UV2 (Brown) – Kelly Galloup/Variant…

Mat BRN GOB CAD -1-Materials Brown GOOBER CADDIS…

HOOK: TMC 100BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 White (Under Abdomen)

SHUCK: Z-Lon, Kinky,  Dark Tan

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & DRy – Rust

WING: Coastal All Purpose Deer Hair

HACKLE: Whiting, Bronze Grizzly

A version in Brown…

EC CAD VAR YEL -2-E/C CADDIS (Dirty Yellow) – Cutter/Variant …

Mat EC CAD VAR -1-Materials E/C CADDIS Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill (Thorax forward)

SHUCK: Looped strand Z-Lon, Ginger

ABDOMEN: Nano Silk 12/0. Yellow

RIB: Micro Pearl Flashabou – *Coat abdomen with Hard As Hull

WING: Bleached Yearling Elk

THORAX: SLF Prism, Sand

HACKLE: Whiting, Cream

This is variation of Ralph Cutter’s E/C Caddis, which has been around since 1981. I have had a lot of success with Yellow Humpys, when Tan Caddis are emerging, so this pattern , in what amounts to a “dirty yellow’, once the Nano Silk is wrapped around the hook shank, follows that line of reasoning and this design sits lower in the surface film…E/C stands for “emerger/cripple” – it is a proven design…Charlie Craven ties it HERE

EC CAD VAR BUNCH -1-Some E/C’s… done

NEXT:…A little bit of this and that

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