Caribou Dub Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Instructions I've read for this fly call for the hair to be twisted onto heavily waxed thread and then dubbed, creating a very scraggy body; I've tried it a few times with mixed (mostly poor) results and ended up using half a caribou hide to get just a few hairs to stay on the thread. Decided to try a spun loop method instead; a lot easier to get the fibers to stay attached and wrapped.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    abdomen - caribou
    underwing - CDC tan
    wing - deer hair
    head - dubbing tan


    mash barb, start thread

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    clean a clump of caribou hair and insert in clip

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    create a loop, insert caribou within the loop, spin to trap the fibers

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    wrap forward and tie off; trim some, pull some, keep it sparse, keep it scruffy

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    measure a pair of cdc feathers, tie in and trim

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    clean, stack and measure a clump of deer hair; tie in and trim butts

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    dub thread, dub head

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Looks good to me; ought to float like a cork, too.
     
  3. Patrick Gould

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    Creative and very buggy
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Yes, a nice fly and the pics are always done very well, Scott.

    LB
     

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