The caddis fly, a meat and potatoes fly both for the angler and for the trout he seeks. The caddis is found most everywhere, and it can be fished in various forms. Tied as a pupa, nymph, dry and as an emerger. It is the emerger that I love to fish. My memory and other scribbled notes have told me that the months of August through October are prime times to fish this fly.
The caddis emerger is tied in such a way as to really excite trout. Most times it is tied full, utilizing multiple hackles, spikey bodies and a wing. While the wing is not necessary I do put them on a few of these flies. The colors and sizes can also vary but I like the tan, orange and olive colors.
This winged caddis emerger features a curved hook. I love this style of hook for this type of fly. It is a size 12. The body is natural fox squirrel belly but you can use whatever dubbing you like. It has a Wood duck wing and pheasant hackle collar.
This one features the same dubbing, minus the wing and two hackles from a partridge.
This one uses that same spikey dubbing, with a cdc feather from a partridge. The hackle is bleached partridge.
This big boy is a good representation of the "October Caddis"..it a big fly and does quite well on getting those wary trout to strike.