Posts Tagged ‘Low Water Caddis

02
May
09

Elk Hair Caddis (dubbed, ribbed and scraggly)

Caddis (Low Water Profile)

Caddis (Low Water Profile)

The hardest part of this pattern is dubbing a minimal amount of your favorite sparkle, synthetic dubbing and then winding a thin copper ribbing up through the dubbing. Then brush out the dubbing to a scraggly style to animate the surface. Remember an ultra thin copper wire, tinsel or thread type ribbing.  This is a size 14 dry fly hook and, of course, and Elk Hair wing. A slightly different version from the usual EHC pattern. It will float lower and offer more movement on and in the surface film. Of course, the dubbing can be a different color, say tan, cinnamon or darker. Found this pattern to tie at The Caddis Fly Shop; Eugene, Oregon. A similar pattern, I have shown before, has CDC palmered around shank and under wing. This pattern would be more durable.  

06
Sep
08

Low Water Caddis (Romanian Sedge Pattern Tutorial~Lucian Vasies)

Romanian Low Water Caddis

Romanian Low Water Caddis

http://www.flytying.ro/masa_muscarului/article.php?id=262

I found this tutorial on tying a low water Caddis (Sedge). Again, the photography is extra informative on how things should look. It is enjoyable when a tier takes the time to give a little extra on the photo. It, to me, makes a big difference on visualizing how the fly should really look.

Low Water Caddis-Wing Still Untreated

Low Water Caddis-Wing Still Untreated




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