For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Caddis flies...pretty much found everywhere. They are a great food source for trout and when an artificial fly is presented the trout usually take it readily. In a small stream the caddis can bring a trout to the surface any time of the year. The caddis probably has more patterns tied to represent it then any fly. If you have nothing to do for a day or twenty just google caddis and read. I tie a couple of simple caddis patterns which I call "light" and "not so light". These pretty much cover all I need to cover my fishing.
Here's the body of the light. Brown thread, spikey fox squirrel dubbing.....I add a few fibers of wood duck for a wing and then a few wraps of partridge hackle.
The "light caddis"
The caddis that I call "not so light"
The body is yellow thread, with a dubbing of natural fox squirrel. A few fibers of mallard and 2 wraps of natural partridge.