Fly Tying: Caddis Pattern (In the Film)

In keeping with the Caddis pattern I tied yesterday, this is another one with a similar pattern. In this instance I incorporated different abdomen material (Fly Tying Specialties Micro Straggle) rather than the Ice Dub. For the collar, I used a dubbing brush comprised of dyed deer hair rather than the cut up deer hair I used previously. The hackle is dyed medium brown hen hackle. Thread was 8/0 black. The hook is a Skalka Barbless Czech nymph hook.

Micro Straggle & Skalka Hooks

Skalka Size 12 Barbless Hook, 8/0 Black Thread

Micro Straggle for Abdomen

Deer Hair Dubbing Brush (Fly Tying Specialties)

Close Up of Caddis pattern

This is a pattern is not weighted. I am experimenting with it, not as a pupa or diving caddis, but rather for in the film, particularly for stillwaters. These initial ties on a size 12 hook may be a bit too big (excepting Traveling Sedge) but I am interested to experiment with this emerger type pattern. I am wondering if the deer hair collar will maintain some buoyancy.The deer hair dubbing brush had better quality deer hair (less blunt tips) Also, the deer hair is spaced out along the dubbing brush, rather than bunched together, as I did when inserting the deer hair in the dubbing loop.

2 Responses to “Fly Tying: Caddis Pattern (In the Film)”

  1. 1 Mike Nutto
    March 31, 2010 at 00:26

    if you want it to float longer try the deers belly hair it is hollow ,i’m not sure what part you are using but the tail hairs are not hollow and they don’t float as well. Interesting pattern going to tie some up for the trout trip i’m doing next week


    • 2 SwittersB
      March 31, 2010 at 06:24

      Thanks Mike,
      I am not sure what I have. It was gifted to my son, at the shop, as a gift of sorts. Dyed browns, dark greens, oranges, It is long, scraggily swatches of hair. It has never been very suitable for wing material because it seemed to flair too much. But, for purposes of this fly, I don’t care about a finished, tight wing. I kind of want it to float low, sink a bit. I don’t know..shall see. Enjoy your early season outing. May be a touch early for Caddis though? Either way enjoy.



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