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Pattern Cased Caddis
Cased Caddis
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Category Nymphs
Entered Thu, 01 Feb 2007
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Hook: The hook in the tutorial here is the Partridge Klinkhammer Hook, which has a beautiful black nickel finish, but the sizes are so oversized I find it hard to make use of. Try a #12-18 TMC 3761 or even 200 in its place.................................................... Thread: Black 8/0............................ Bead: Black 2mm Tungsten....................... Weight: Lead Wire, .015 diameter.......... Case: Turkey Tail Feather Fibers................. Body: Green Dubbing to match natural. I've used green beaver here, but nearly any dubbing will do in the right color................... Legs: Black India Hen Saddle Fibers
Pattern Description
This is a little cased caddis pattern that I have been playing with lately. I have, admittedly, stolen the idea for the case from Rene Harrops cased caddis pattern and simply added a small dubbed body with a bead and some legs. This is a simple little fly that works very well on most freestone rivers, particularly so in the winter months when the pickins get a little slim. Try this fly on the Arkansas and Roaring Fork as well as the Frying Pan (yes, I know it's not a freestone, but it's loaded with cased caddis). Fish this fly dead drift right on the bottom with a small midge pattern like a Juju or Poison Tung behind it. The fly imitates those little stick cased caddis you snag off the bottom of the river, with the green body and black head poking out. Creepy!