Caddis fly marathon

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Cabin fever has its upsides, I got a little OCD and now, well lets just say I'm set on caddis flies for a while.
    The pattern is actually pretty simple, Antron or CDC underwing, then a couple of hen or partridge feathers tented over the back. Add a drop of super glue and slick it over the top of the wing. Then spin a sparse head of deer, moose, elk, or a combination and tie it off. The last step is just to do a shaggy uneven trim job, add another drop or two of superglue, slick it back and scrunch it up, IMG_4977.JPG IMG_4981.JPG IMG_4985.JPG
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  2. kelvin Active Member

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    Pat, very nice
  3. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    They will all fish well, but that top one will drive them crazy when the October Caddis hatch erupts. Nice looking bugs.
  4. Norm Frechette Active Member

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    i like them flies! please send the box to 252 Old Canterbury Tpke, .........
  5. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Very nicely done.
  6. Beachmen Active Member

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    those look amazing. i will have to make a few for my box. that is a great looking pattern
  7. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Those are sweet man.
  8. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    All the flies in the box look like they're moving and ready to take flight. Sweet!
  9. Mark Mercer Member

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    Pat, those are some really nice caddis patterns, think I'll tie a few for the box. Thanks for posting.
  10. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Thanks guys, I think I'm going to call them crunchy caddis', they're fun to tie and as you can see they work in a variety of colors and sizes. The smallest on I tied was a size 16
    I do have to give some credit to beachmen, the body on all the smaller patterns, and many of my other flies is a v rib with flashabou wrapped in between which I got from some of his chameleon style flies at gig harbor fly shop. The technique looks great and adds a lot of life to an otherwise dull fly IMG_4993.JPG
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  11. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Very nice Pat. Looks like it could qualify for a Yellow Sally
  12. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Pat, your flies have style. I dig em.
  13. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    love the body on that first one!