LaFontaine Diving Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Simple to tie, catches fish.


    hook - Mustad 3906B #16
    thread - Uni 8/0 camel
    butt/egg sac - antron dubbing green
    body - zelon dubbing tan
    underwing - hen hackle fibers
    overwing - Congo Hair beige
    hackle - hen


    mash barb and attach thread 1 hook eye width back

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    wrap back to point above hook barb

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    apply some dubbing to thread

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    dub a small ball for butt/egg sac

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    apply some more dubbing for body, keep it loose (original fly used touch dub for the body; split thread is an option, too, whichever you prefer)

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    wrap body to initial tie in point

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    pull off some fibers from hen hackle for underwing

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    let tips extend a bit beyond hook bend and tie in

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    trim butts and tie in a few strands of Congo Hair (or whatever sparkle yarn you prefer)

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    fold back, tie down and trim even with underwing

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    prep a hen hackle feather (I like the tips to extend back to the hook bend)

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    tie in by tip (trim tip after hackle is wound)

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    wrap hackle, tie off, whip finish, SHHAN and go look for some egg layers

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    This one's for the Hydropsyche hatch; adjust colors and sizes to meet your needs
     
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  2. Gary Knowels

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    would yellow dyed pheasant rump be an acceptable sub for the hen hackle? Are there any other subs that you might use or stick with the hen hackle?
     
  3. ScottP

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    Gary,

    I use hen because it's the right size for what I need, colors are good and I have lots of it; partridge would probably work well. I've got some quail skins with nicely marked feathers but, surprisingly for such a small bird, they're too big for #16s. I've never seen pheasant rump dyed yellow (I've got an olive-dyed skin that's pretty cool) - I bet it's awesome; love to see some flies tied with it.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    This is my version of a Six Pack, tied with both natural and yellow dyed pheasant tail for the tail and body and natural/yellow pheasant rump for the hackle.

    At the moment it is the only one that I used the yellow pheasant for that I have a picture of. I'll get pictures of a few others soon. yellow vs natural.jpg
     

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