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Pattern Z-wing Caddis
Z-wing Caddis
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Category Emergers
Entered Fri, 29 Oct 2004
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Hook: TMC 2457 or 2487 #12-20 Bead: Copper colored brass or tungsten, sized to hook Thread: 8/0 or 10/0 Olive Rib: Chartreuse wire or 3/0 tying thread Shellback: Turkey Tail Quill Abdomen: Antron Dubbing, mint in color Wingstubs: Ginger Z-Lon Head: Peacock Herl
Pattern Description
The Z-Wing Caddis comes from the vise of the illustrious Mike Mercer. This little bead head caddis pupae pattern makes a great dropper under a dry and draws strikes all the way through the water column. I like this pattern for its ease of tying and the simple material list. This is a killer in a size 18 or 20, and is so simple that even in small sizes its still an easy tie. Color options run the gamut, but mint green, olive and cream/tan are all favorites. Go tie.