Caddis Fly pattern…


Size 16 X Caddis, Elk Hair Wing for trout

8 Responses to “Caddis Fly pattern…”

  1. 1 Sheridan Johnson
    October 7, 2016 at 05:39

    Looks like a promising lure!

  2. October 7, 2016 at 03:38

    What are the sharp quills made from?

    • October 7, 2016 at 08:30

      Elk hair, cut from the hide and ‘stacked’ in a device (hair stacker) that allows the tips to be uniform length. The clump of hair is tied in/on to the hook and the non-tip sections (the butt) where the hair was cut from the hide are trimmed to equal lengths.

      • October 8, 2016 at 03:00

        Ah; a lot of intricate work.

        • October 8, 2016 at 06:15

          Yes, in some patterns very much so and in others, the more ‘impressionistic’ variety, one can pay less attention to the details re ‘matching the hatch’ (trying to tie the fly to look like a real mayfly, caddis etc.) and attach materials that suggest life and let the fish decide if it worthy of a gulp.

  3. October 6, 2016 at 19:02

    It’s a beauty. It will surely grab some attention of them trout

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