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Fly Tying: Floating High & Dry, or No?

Iris Caddis @ Charlie's Fly Box Inc.

The  IRIS CADDIS has been around for awhile. It floats in that realm that increasingly makes me ever more comfortable. In the film, this fly floats low and presents a profile counter to what many of us strive for….a dry fly floating high and mostly dry atop the water. Akin to the emerger patterns or equal to, this pattern along with hair wing mayfly patterns require a little more concentration, but are enticingly productive. I recently used this pattern and a hair wing mayfly dun pattern. I received countless hits on these patterns. I did miss quite a few hookups because I was not tracking the flies location. So, I was a touch slow on the set. Maybe the EHC has a little competition?  Iris Caddis Pattern Recipe


2 Responses to “Fly Tying: Floating High & Dry, or No?”


  1. 1 Fly to Fly
    June 20, 2010 at 01:42

    My Uncle taught me to tie this pattern, and I have been quite happy with the results I get when fishing it. I do spray Dri-Float on it. Do you use a Z-Wing Cream or Green? Nice patterns as well.

    JB

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    • 2 SwittersB
      June 20, 2010 at 08:30

      Hi Jason,

      Well, I have only tied a few of these. I used cream colored Z-wing material. I hadn’t thought about green. I dubbed a brownish body and trailed a couple strands of cream Z for the tail. I have fished this when there were multiple hatches taking place so I am not sure what the fish took it to be…caddis or mayfly. But, it did draw repeated hits.

      Hope your season is progressing well. Thanks for visiting.

      GM

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