Galloup's Butch Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Caught a few with this during a hatch, but it's worked better for me as a spent caddis or general attractor pattern. Added the rib because there's not much that a little Rootbeer KF can't improve. Tied here in hydropsyche colors; change to suit your needs. There's a video of Kelly tying this over on The Weekly Fly but I was never crazy about the camera angles; your choice.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    shuck/underwing - Congo Hair gold
    rib - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    abdomen - dubbing tan
    wing/head - caribou hair


    mash down barb, attach thread at 75% mark

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    tie in some Congo Hair

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    tie in KF; wrap back to bend

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    dub thread, dub body up to 75% mark

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    rib body and tie off; trim shuck (gap length)

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    fold underwing back and tie down; trim (hook bend)

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    clean, stack and measure a clump of caribou; tips should extend to bend

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    2 soft loops, slowly pull tight without letting go of the tips; wrap forward to eye, then back 1 hook eye width (my apologies for the messy fingers; tied this up between coats of semi-gloss on the baseboards)

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    gather butt ends and pull up and back over hook; tie down, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim wing butts even with shuck

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    trim wing on top and sides and you're done

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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