April Fly Salon: Cased caddis

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by riseform, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Finally getting around to posting mine - at least it's still April.

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  2. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    Very nice additions everyone! That bungee body is an interesting twist.

    I took another out of my box for a photo just to keep things going. This one is LaFontaine's pattern, simply wrapping and trimming a feather for the case. I was too lazy to tidy it up before taking the photo, but you get the idea.

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  3. Tony

    Tony Tony

    I tied a couple after I saw some floating around cady one day used different colors of deer hair spun and trimmed for the case small bit of white chenille for the body sparse black hackle with a black dubbed head I've never caught a fish on one but they sure looked good
  4. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Rob, what are you using for the body?
  5. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Jack, if by body you mean the caddis case it is a blend of a few natural dubbings (hare/possum/etc) that I blended together, then dubbed over over a lead-free wire under body. The front portion is a green plastic bead my daughter had from some project.
  6. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    I had hoped to end this month's thread with a photograpic bang, fishing a cased caddis pattern with a whitened tippet today between gusts of wind on the Yak. While I couldn't interest a fish, the anchor thread did show up nicely.
  7. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Came across this interesting cased caddis in an Alaska fly patterns book. Case is made of trimmed, palmered hackles. Body is cream colored wool with black head and a little partridge for legs. Nice pattern.
    Jack IMG_1201.jpeg
  8. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

  9. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    Happy May, and thanks to all for contributing throughout the month. I really enjoyed the discussion and will try in earnest to catch a fish on a cased pattern.

    Since I have to pass the baton to someone, I think I have to go with Ron Eagle Elk's pattern of cemented model railroad ballast and singed sparkle yarn. He even matched the ballast color to his local Nisqually river sand!

    Sorry REE, I had the same problem last month not knowing how the Salon idea really worked after contributing a picture. Hopefully, you'll carry it on for May!

    Salon instruction link: http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/salon-what-it-is-and-how-it-works.72427/#post-685034
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  10. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

    Thank you, Sir. It is an honor and baton I readily accept. Now that the acceptance speech is out of the way, that fly has worked well for me on the Nisqually, Deschutes, Cowlitz, Lochsa, Selway and Clearwater.

    The May Fly Salon is open and eagerly awaiting participants.
  11. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    I didn't think it was worth starting a new thread, but yesterday as I was replacing composite shingles on my roof I was struck by the similarity between the crushed rock on the shingles and those of a cased caddis. I collected some and produced the following fly. Now I've got my eye on my neighbor's gray roof.

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  12. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Me thinks you were a caddis in another life.:) Nice one.