Quigley's Midget Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Not a whole lot of info on this fly and only found a few pics to go by. Kind of an ungulate take on an Iris/Clacka Caddis; don't know that it'll replace them for me, but a cool fly from the late, great Mr. Quigley. Tied in tan here for those western summer caddis; change colors to suit your needs.


    hook - Allen 2488 #16
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    tail - deer hair
    rib - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    abdomen - Hare's Ear dubbing
    wing pad/wing - deer hair
    antenna - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    indicator - Congo Hair white
    hackle - barred tan


    mash down barb, attach thread, tie in rib back to bend

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    clean, stack, measure (gap width) a few deer hairs; tie in/trim butts

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    dub thread, dub sparse body

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    rib body; tie off and move to point 1 eye width back from eye

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    clean, stack and measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, wrap back to point above hook point

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    fold butts over so they extend a bit past bend (I used a piece of rubber leg material to pull back on them and create the proper fold, but with only 2 hands available, can't show it); tie down, trim butts and smooth with thread wraps

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    tie in KF antenna and fold on either side of body

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    tie in indicator

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    tie in hackle; wrap to front; tie off, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim indicator, trim antenna and you're done; if you want a flush-floater, trim out a vee on the underside hackle

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    fish-eye view

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. tkww

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    Interesting. Just looking at the pattern, I'm wondering if a hackle trim on the bottom would be needed to keep it floating upright consistently.
     
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  3. ScottP

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    That would probably be a good idea.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Nice tie!
     
  5. Rob Ast

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    I tied up a few last night. Pretty straight forward tie and they came out looking good. Now I just need a place to fish them.
     
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    Thank you Scott.

    I really wanted to tie this fly and could never find a quality picture with adequate focus to consistently pick apart the design. Half of them seem to have hackle tip wings extending back? I've become so fond the Quigley crane fly (same body concept with bent deer hair) that I wanted to tie the caddis as well.
     
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    Great SBS, unique pattern. Thanks!
     
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    This is a great fly!! I've been searching for a tutorial for this pattern for two years, thanks so much!!! Do you happen to have a video tutorial as well?
     
  9. ScottP

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    Pics only; sorry.

    Regards,
    Scott
     

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