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Pattern Spent Partridge Caddis
Spent Partridge Caddis
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Category Dries
Entered Fri, 27 Aug 2004
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Hook: TMC 100 #12-20 Thread: 8/0 Black Abdomen: Olive Superfine Dubbing Wings: Matched Hungarian Partridge Body Feathers Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Neck Thorax: Peacock Herl
Pattern Description
The Spent Partridge Caddis is another great little fly from the vise of Mike and Sheralee Lawson. This pattern imitates a spent caddis, after it has laid its eggs and is dying, as well as a healthy adult. It is a simple pattern to tie and gives a good profile change to picky fish that have seen it all. I will note that I usually wait to trim the hackle until I am fishing as the fully hackled version works quite well for a skittering adult. I trim the hackle off the bottom when I want a lower floating profile. This fly only takes a couple minutes to tie and adds some good variety to your box...you do need more than the old Elk Hair Caddis, so get to work!