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Old Fly Boxes Yield Gems

Today, I found an old fly box in an old gear bag in the garage. The box was empty save one row of about a dozen of these little tan Caddis. I honestly don’t remember tying them, but believe the gear bag has not been used in maybe 20 years. The fly box was from the Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters, Oregon. I used to frequent the shop in the glory days of Harry & Dee Teel. I seem to recall fishing these on the Crooked River (Oregon).

It is a simple dubbed hare’s ear abdomen, a beard of Partridge feather fibers, perhaps duck or mallard from a primary feather and a dubbed thorax to cover the tie in points for the wings and beard. Tied to represent a Caddis pupa, it does not have any weight on the shank. Back then the ubiquitous bead head had not quite emerged.


3 Responses to “Old Fly Boxes Yield Gems”


  1. 1 regan
    July 18, 2014 at 18:46

    that is of the nicest tan caddis flies I have laid eyes on!

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    • July 18, 2014 at 20:50

      funny you should say that…I have been holding off re that same pattern that I have subsequently tied. I have not used it a lot of late, but last season it was wonderful in the film of rivers and lakes both. I have new image and wanted to share it and tout the simple fly pattern for caddis

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  2. January 16, 2012 at 08:33

    that’s a beautiful little caddis. thanks!

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