RYLEE’S CRIME SCENE CADDIS EMERGER- Tribute to Bob Quigley
This is a spinoff of the Crime Scene Caddis tied by Bob Quigley, who happens to be my favorite fly tyer of all time. Bob passed away this past summer after a battle with cancer. He was a fly tying innovator giving us new patterns and new techniques to catch those finicky spring creek trout. The list of flies he created goes on and on a few of my personal favorites are Quigley’s Film Critic, Hackle Stacker, Half Dun, and his Cripple patterns. Bob was a master of applying the para-loop hackle to flies; it’s a great way to keep the hackle on top of the fly allowing it to ride lower and more realistic in the water. I took his pattern and applied it to an emerging style caddis and made a few subtle changes. This fly is fairly easy to tie and catches fish, much like all of Bob’s patterns.
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Hook: Gamakatsu C12U
Thread: UTC 140 Black
Body: Clear V-rib
Wing: Dun Elk Hair and White Foam
Thorax: Black Superfine dubbing and ginger hackle
Antenna: Black Krystal flash
Wrap the hackle up and down the thread loop. Measure off how much hackle you want to lay down remembering to leave enough room for a head. You can also add a small amount of dubbing for the thorax just enough to cover your thread.