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OK, I’m going to give this a shot. I have not done this before, but…if it works, maybe SOME MORE...???

SLOPE CADDIS tying tutorial…

Basic info:

HOOK: Gamakatsu C-16B. #16-#18

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THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Tan and White

ABDOMEN: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, Sheer White, ( built with a pronounced “hump” at the bend)

TAG: Holo Tinsel, Gold

OVER ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Midge Tubing, Tan, Grey, Olive Chart. or Brown

THORAX: SLF Prism, Tan, Lt. Grey, Brown/Olive, Olive, Peacock or Chocolate Brown

OUTRIGGERS: Thin strands of Snowshoe Rabbit’s Foot, Light Dun, Medium Dun or Dark Dun

UNDER WING: Three strands of Krystal Flash, Root beer, UV Tan, Olive, Rust, Pearl or UV Gray

WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Tan, Natural or Darker Mottled Shades, tied “bullet “style

MATERIALS:

Place hook in vise. Tie in with Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer, white:

Tie in gold Holo tinsel (Flashabou) then tie in Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, tan. Advance thread to just over 1/2 down hook bend. Cut off excess tinsel and tubing…

Create pronounced hump at bend of hook and half hitch thread at 1/3 length of hook…

Wrap gold Holo tinsel counter clockwise and tie off at 1/3rd. point. Cut off excess tinsel.Advance thread tapering abdomen, half hitch at first bend…

Wrap Micro Tubing forward (clockwise,away from tier) to abdomen, Start with tubing stretched tight and reduce tension while moving towards thorax.Tie off micro tubing and cut excess…

Wet thread with moist fingertips, add a small amount of SLF Prism, tan to form compact dubbing ball at rear of thorax. Cover last two wraps of Micro Tubing and into first bend of hook. Half hitch…

Completed dubbing ball. (BELOW)…

Cut a small section of light dun Snowshoe rabbit’s fur from the heel section, comb out the underfur and carefully split the section into two equal parts with a dubbing needle…

Attach 1st. section to near side of hook, tight against the front of the dubbing ball, with 4 turns of thread( two soft, and two additional tight wraps). Pull directly upwards to tighten the thread.Repeat for the far side of the hook. It should look like this from above…

Cut a small section of Coastal Deer hair, comb out the underfur and stack. Extend over the front of the hook eye 2X the shank length. Bind and clip excess…

Add 3 strands of Root beer Krystal Flash and bind down.Half hitch 14/0 white thread and tie in 14/0 tan thread.Half hitch. I add a drop of head cement here.

Dub a thick thorax with SLF Prism,tan from the abdomen to the hook eye, then back…

Draw the Krystal Flash and deer hair directly backward and secure with several wraps (not too tight or the hair will be cut) and whip finish. I use a small drop of head cement on the thread, on top…

The finished FLY…

This, is what the Trout sees…

In places like this:

Lower Owens River…up along that far bank…

Anywhere in here about 7;30PM till after dark…

Michael’s already got one in there!!!

And I got one in here…East Walker River…

Hot Creek, on the RANCH…long before I knew I’d be doing this….

PT/TB

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Putting this Caddis pattern together today…some additional tweaking and it will be done…

New Gamakatsu hooks, Tan SLF Prism, Light Dun Snow Shoe rabbit’s foot, root beer krystal flash.gold holo tinsel,tan micro tubing, Coastal deer hair, Gordon Griffiths 14/0 sheer, white and tan…

SLOPE CADDIS

Lemme’ see here…hmmmm…I went with scraggly

HOOK: Gamakatsu C-16B. #16-#18

THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Tan and White

ABDOMEN: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, Sheer White, ( built with a pronounced “hump” at the bend)

TAG: Holo Tinsel, Gold

OVER ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Midge Tubing, Tan, Grey, Olive Chart. or Brown

THORAX: SLF Prism, Tan, Lt. Grey, Brown/Olive, Olive, Peacock or Chocolate Brown

OUTRIGGERS: Thin strands of Snowshoe Rabbit’s Foot, Light Dun, Medium Dun or Dark Dun

UNDER WING: Three strands of Krystal Flash, Root beer, UV Tan, Olive, Rust, Pearl or UV Gray

WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Tan, Natural or Darker Mottled Shades, tied “bullet “style

This Caddis Cripple/Emerger was meant to be messy. I wanted the abdomen to hang lower in the water. The abdomen is a proven design off John Barr’s Graphic Caddis. The Snowshoe Rabbit outriggers are for additional support and motion. I went with the full length of the fibers rather than clipping them. The KF under wing is for sparkle I really like SLF Prism for it’s translucent quality and sparkle…

*SLOPE CADDIS TUTORIAL* 7.8.2010

Here are some places I would employ this pattern:

Right along the far bank about 6 inches out from those two big boulders on the Stillwater River, MT. That second boulder has a deep depression running parallel to it…big fish in there…

ANYWHERE…North or South of here, starting about 7:30 PM…

Again, uptight along the bank on the East Walker River, CA (especially under overhanging willows) when the sun has disappeared behind the hill… till dark. VERY BIG BROWNS move into this water from deeper and faster currents where they have been lurking most of the day…This is true of most waters that get pounded…Michael is kicking one in the tail right now…

Along the banks and over slots…it is surprising how many big Trout hold in very shallow water that is either stepped in or overlooked…

I subscribe to the DEAN ENDRESS philosophy of Fly Tying…”Make the SUCKA’ look alive and struggling”…. and when examining a capture for sizing, turn the bug over and go by the size of the abdomen. If, ‘ya go by the wings, a fly one size larger than the natural will end up on the tippet…

Ally testing the consistency and durability of a new dubbing material on the 4th. of July…2010

CASTERS FLY SHOP…added, 14 July, 2011…DESIGNED and tied by Luke Fastabend…Hmmmmm

PT/TB

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Midge time!!!

This is a Bruce A. Smith pattern that has found it’s niche in Eastern Sierra waters. Tom Loe offers these guys on his site ( SIERRA DRIFTERS). They are a fairly easy tie…That ,will follow, when I put up another eighteen Midge Patterns…Soon….

Glasshead Gillie – Olive…

In the meantime, here are some thoughts to consider when tying Midge Pupa patterns:

Thoughts # 1

Thoughts # 2

Thoughts # 3

And, some thoughts on great VISES under $200.00 from FLY FISH OHIO

With thanks to Ray Kunz at the FFF

PT/TB

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