Brooks Little Green Caddis SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Charlie Brooks' Green rockworm (Rhyacophila for the entomologically inclined). Tied with the Yellowstone area in mind (ask Bob Jacklin how important his own green rockworm pattern is), this bug, in one form or another is pretty widespread throughout the country. Pretty easy to tie, as most of Charlie's patterns are; switch the colors/sizes and it'll imitate a number of caddis.


    hook - Mustad 3906B #12
    thread - MFC 8/0 olive
    rib - x-fine wire gold
    butt - yarn fluoro green
    abdomen - rabbit/angora goat mix green
    thorax/wing (?) - ostrich herl grey
    legs - partridge


    mash barb, tie in rib and wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in a piece of fluoro green yarn

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    dub thread, double over thread to make a dubbing loop (original pattern called for yarn; if you have some in this color, feel free to use it)

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    twist dubbing loop and wrap body; leave some space up front

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    counterwrap rib through body; helicopter end and tie off

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    tie in a couple ostrich herls; leave the ends long over the back

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    twist front ends with thread and wrap thorax; tie off

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    trim ostrich (shank length) and butt

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    prep partridge feather and tie in by tip

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    wrap partridge, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    That's very nice Scott I'll be sure to tie a few and perhaps several with CDC instead of ostrich for a more subsurface presentation.