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Thursday, July 26, 2018
The BA Caddis...Try One
The "BA Caddis" is a fly I first tied about five years ago. I was looking for a dry fly large enough to fish larger waters such as the Farmington river and especially the western Maine rivers namely the Magalloway, and the Rapid. The fly could also serve the angler on lakes and ponds for other fish. The opportunity to fish the larger rivers presents itself several times a year and the BA Caddis is put into service but most times I'm fishing small streams so I fish this fly and I'm happy to say it works well there too.
The fly looks similar to an elk hair caddis or a muddler and carries a little of both in its construction. It's tied on a streamer hook usually size 10 or 12, it has a tail, dubbed body which colors, that's varies, a yellow underwing, and the main wing is elk hair or deer hair.
Below are a few variations of the BA Caddis...you can see the different body colors and wing colors.
One of the larger brook trout to take the BA Caddis.
My personal best Farmington river wild brook trout. It took the BA Caddis in a swift section near the bank.