Posts Tagged ‘Caddis’
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.
You can’t get a more traditional dry fly than an Elk Hair Caddis, there has been thousands if not millions of trout caught on this fly and I’m willing to bet most anglers have at least have one Elk Hair Caddis in their fly box. My biggest complaint with this pattern is how it rides on the surface of the water, unless you trim the hackle off the bottom more times than not it rides sideways and does not stabilize on the surface until the body and hackle take in some water. My solution is Rylee’s Pullover Caddis.
A great detailed tutorial on tying a realistic cadis dry fly.
Hans Weilenmann shows how to tie a spent caddis. Notice the trimming on the hackle to allow the fly to sit lower in the film.
The Squatting Sumo is a techie little pupa pattern. It was designed initially for pressured tailwaters but we have since found out that it fishes like a champ on freestones,spring creeks and everything in between. The UV cured body is transparent and shaped to mimic the actual size of caddis bodies in the pupa stage [...]
The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.
The Payczech Nymph is a Czech Style nymph imitating caddis larvae. Tied according to Czech rule (slim, heavy, shellback, curved hook) and is ideally consisting of a hook, thread, weight, shellback, rib, abdomen, thorax, and head. Due to a heavy snow pack year in Utah this past season, runoff seemed like it would never end. [...]
My personal pattern to imitate the winter caddis that we get on our home river of the Farmington. The fly is intended to be skated, but can also be fished dead drift. The fly can be altered to imitate any pupa that is meant to be skated on the surface. Hook: TMC 2499 Size: 18 [...]
Jindra Lacko shows an 8-step deep fishing caddis pattern. By using a jig style hook, you can be sure to loose less flies as the hook fishes point up. Size and colors can be adjusted for local hatches. Hook- Jig style Bead- 4.6 mm Tungsten Lead- flat lead Tip- UNI Neon thread Butt dubbing- hot [...]
Originated by Cal Bird of California, the Birds nest is a deadly nymph pattern. While originally a caddis imitation, it can cover a wide variety of bugs.
As the October Caddis start to come around Rich Strolis has 2 great patterns. Rich says “[This is] my go to October or Pumpkin Caddis Pupa. This is a very versatile pattern, strip it, swing it, dead drift it catches fish during an october caddis emergence. Brings up some big fish too.”
A clear and easy to follow tutorial for a Caddis Pupa. Jindra breaks down the pattern to 10 well thought out steps.
The Blue Winged Olive or BWO is one of the most important insects to the angler. CaddisFlyShop demonstrates how to tie a relatively simple nymph imitation of the Blue Winged Olive using UV Ice Dub in light olive color. Using UV Ice Dub on some patterns can make a nymph show and perform better than [...]
James Spicer from Colorado Skies Outfitters tying a Razor Foam Elk Hair Caddis. A unique body with added durability and floatation. Colors can easily be changed to match specific hatches.
Tom Herr shows a unique way to create a durable and effective Caddis wing using Pheasant and paper from a teabag.