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Mother's Day Caddis, Garcia's
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Pattern Mother's Day Caddis, Garcia's
Mother's Day Caddis, Garcia's
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Category Dries
Entered Wed, 13 Dec 2006
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #14-18............................... Bead: Green Glass Seed Bead 15/0 size................... Thread: 10/0 olive to secure the bead, then 8/0 Black for the rest of the fly...................................... Abdomen: Black Superfine Dubbing....................... Underwing: Pearl Krystal Flash, Red Krystal Flash and Pearl Mirage Strands........................................ Overwing: Bleached Elk Hair............................. Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Brown Rooster Saddle or Neck Hackle
Pattern Description
Here's the real scoop on Mr. Greg Garcia's Mother's Day Caddis pattern. While Greg would like everyone to believe that he was struck with this glass bead idea while out fishing and that he then went home and came up with this amazing pattern, the truth is slightly different. It has come to my attention, that the real impetus behind the MDC started with a pretty little beaded bracelet that Greg had become fond of. When he broke the bracelet, he was heartbroken and ran away from home, much to the chagrin of his lovely wife. After spending a few nights in the park, Greg figured his pretty little bracelet could live on in his flies if he could just come up with a new idea using the beads as part of a fly, and now we have the Garcia's Mother's Day Caddis. This story has been brought to you by the fact that Greg thought it would be funny to advertise that I would be singing Christmas Carols at CFB's Two Year Anniversary party. Never mess with the boss. Honestly, the MDC is a stroke of genius and is becoming a hugely popular pattern. The addition of the small glass seed bead at the bend of the hook imitates the egg sac of the natural insect when the females come back to lay their eggs in the evening. Greg reports great success with this fly at all stages of the hatch, which holds true to my overall caddis theory that anytime is a good time for caddis. This is a pretty simple fly and is a quick tie, so dig out your materials and get ready to tie some up!