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Pattern Tied Down Caddis
Tied Down Caddis
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Category Emergers
Entered Thu, 13 Sep 2007
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #14-20.............. Thread: GSP 50, Brown.................... Shellback/Tail: Natural Deer Hair............... Body: Natural Hareline Rabbit Fur Dubbing, color of choice. This on is tied with Cinnamon Caddis Dubbing.
Pattern Description
The Tied Down Caddis (TDC) is a caddis emerger/cripple pattern that has been around in one form or another for many years. I have fished this pattern for quite some time, yet every year I seem to forget about it buried down in the bottom of my caddis box...forget, that is, until I encounter a tough caddis hatch and need something to break the code. The TDC sits low in the water, had dangling parts hanging below the surface and is a great pattern to pull out when the big bushy dries just aren't pulling it off for you. The best part of this fly is that it is so quick and easy to tie. Pull out some hooks, thread, deer hair and dubbing and whip up a batch to match the color and size of your local caddis and see what you think...