Posts Tagged ‘Caddis’

Razor Foam Caddis

Razor Foam Caddis

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.

Teabag winged caddis- by Tom Herr

Teabag winged caddis- by Tom Herr

Tom Herr shows a unique way to create a durable and effective Caddis wing using Pheasant and paper from a teabag.

Hot Glue Extended Body- by Gino Laghi

Hot Glue Extended Body- by Gino Laghi

Gino Laghi shows his innovative construction of extended bodies.

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught.  I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself.  I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, […]

10-step CDC Caddis by Jindra Lacko

10-step CDC Caddis by Jindra Lacko

Be sure to check out Jindra’s innovative method of constructing a dubbing brush with CDC

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

The Reversed Parachute Emerger Technique by Roy Christie

While this style of fly may appear intimidating, it is an easy tie when the proper steps are followed. Here is Roy’s slideshow of this revolutionary technique.

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Here at Hatches, we’re always on the lookout for interesting fly patterns. Probably the single greatest resource we have at our disposal for finding them is the Fly Pattern Database (which has grown to over 10,000 fly patterns!). No where else on the web can one find a greater archive of fly patterns, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. To express our great appreciation, and to make sure “older” patterns aren’t forgotten, we have decided to highlight three fly patterns from the database each week. We’ll share the best of the best, from the past to the present.

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), November 1997 Binding Type: Hardcover Retail Price: $16.95 at the Hatches Store ISBN: 1-55821-067-9 “The trout’s biggest advantage is selectivity, and we can counteract it only by knowing the insects that make up his diet.  This is the reason for the study of stream entomology by the angler, […]

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Called the “bobbin of bobbins,” Marc Petitjean’s “Thread Through Bobbin,” aims to solve a few classic design limitations of standard bobbins.

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the […]

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

Step-by-Steps: The Animal by John Terje Refsahl

A quick and easy tie, the Animal will find a permanent home in your fly boxes.

Featured Fly Patterns

Featured Fly Patterns

X-Caddis Material List Hook: Gamakatsu R10 #14 Thread: Griffith’s 14/0 dark brown Shuck: Z-lon dun and amber mix Rib: x-fine gold braid Body: antron mix Wing: Coastal deer hair Tying Instructions This is an easy caddis. Use colors to match your caddis flies. Tie in the shuck about as long as the hook shank. Tie […]

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The story of the Adams begins just 12 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan, off County Road 611 in the small township of Mayfield. It was here, in 1922, at the Mayfield Pond where Leonard Halladay created the famous Adams fly.

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

Flower Power: Flies From the Garden by Russ Forney

Have you ever been ambushed by an idea? Not a mere suggestion or nagging intuition, but a full force, frontal assault of the psyche. Somewhere in our move to Wyoming four years ago and while exploring the surrounding hills, I was smitten by the notion of dying fly tying materials with flower pigments. The relentless “what if” that plagues an otherwise sound mind propelled excursions to identify, collect, and extract pigments from wildflowers. It is hard to grasp the logic of such behavior as it may not exist; the idea just showed up one day and would not be persuaded to leave.

How To Make a Woven Body by John Terje Refsahl

How To Make a Woven Body by John Terje Refsahl

In this article, Terje shares an excellent step-by-step on how to create a woven body using what many refer to as the “granny weave”.  To help illustrate the weaving process, Terje has used heavy strands of antron yarn.  Using larger bundles of yarn may help also help the beginner who is first learning how to […]

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