Potter's Opal Trude SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Neat little attractor; seems to share a lot of DNA with the Stimulator (and Scott Sanchez' Speed Stimi). Legs would probably be cool, too.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
    thread - UTC 70 brown
    rib - xsmall silver wire
    abdomen - medium tinsel opal
    body hackle - undersize by 1 (barred cream used here)
    wing - Congo Hair white
    thorax - peacock herl
    hackle - brown


    mash down barb, attach thread at 60% mark

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    tie in ribbing and wrap back to bend

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    return to 60% mark and tie in tinsel; wrap tinsel to bend and back and tie off

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    prep hackle and tie in (barred cream here because I happened to have one just the right size on the bench; use whatever color pleases you)

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    wrap hackle to bend, trap with ribbing, then spiral ribbing up through hackle to 60%, helicopter end and tie off (note - you can skip the rib if you don't think any fish will bite, but then what's the point in tying this?)

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    tie in a clump of Congo Hair (or whatever synth wing material you prefer); don't worry about length, you'll trim it up later

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    tie in hackle

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    tie in peacock, twist around thread for reinforcement (see note on ribbing); wrap thorax and tie off

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    wrap hackle through thorax

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    tie off, trim hackle, trim wing (gap width past bend) half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Fish Candy!! Thx for posting!!
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Dennis Potter has a number of other tinsel-bodied caddis, too:

    X-Caddis

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    Iris

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  4. troutdopemagic

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    Those flashy caddis patterns are sweet. I don't know what it is but opal body caddis flies with a CDC/yarn wing is killer for selective trout feeding on spents.
     

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