Wonder Wing Caddis

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Big E, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

  2. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

    Nice. What is the wing feather? Brown schlappen?
  3. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

    Have you fished it yet? Looks like a good fall caddis pattern.
  4. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee It's all about the sauce.....

    Big E, that's pretty slick. So I'm guessing you fastened down the wing and just continued the tip as the hackle. ingenious. Thanks, can't wait to hear how she fishes.
  5. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    The body, which you cant see well, is a turkey biot wrapped over dubbing, then hen saddle feather from the side. This is tied in wonder wing, delta style and then some hackle tied over that. I did try some with a dubbed head but I think just a bit of thread serves the purpose. Haven't fished it yet.
  6. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Big E,

    So am I reading correctly that the wonder-wing style down wing is a pheasant rump feather? Seems awfully uniform in color.
  7. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry...was thinking of something else when I typed that....its actually from a grizzly hen saddle. They are the outside feathers, not sure the correct term for them. They're brown and there was just enough on the saddle I have to find enough small feathers to tie up a dozen
  8. Jim Corsetti

    Jim Corsetti H20 - the elixir of life

    I like the looks of that for a smooth water caddis. Well done.

    The Henryville style caddis has been a smooth water caddis favorite of mine for years, great producer. I usually clip the body hackle on the henryville really short, or sometimes go without. The duck quill wings on that aren't easy for me to tie in without splitting the quills and making them look like junk. Fish don't care, but I do like aesthetics as an art form when I have the time. I'll have to give yours a shot at the vise... as I do with many patterns that I see here.

  9. millcreekangler

    millcreekangler New Member

    it looks like the wing is just a piece of hackle, probably from the middle of the feather, tied on at the tips of the strands
  10. flytier07

    flytier07 Member

    Wonder Wings-Been practising on these for a few weeks now and hope to get the knack soon as all I'm doing now is stripping my efforts back down again as they look like h--l. Anyone got any ideas as to how to simplify things a bit-or maybe I'm just not getting it right or never will!? Frustrating as the flies look nice though I hear they don't hold up to trouts teeth long.
  11. Davy

    Davy Active Member

    very nice, way to think !