Caddis fly marathon

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#1
Cabin fever has its upsides, I got a little OCD and now, well lets just say I'm set on caddis flies for a while.
The pattern is actually pretty simple, Antron or CDC underwing, then a couple of hen or partridge feathers tented over the back. Add a drop of super glue and slick it over the top of the wing. Then spin a sparse head of deer, moose, elk, or a combination and tie it off. The last step is just to do a shaggy uneven trim job, add another drop or two of superglue, slick it back and scrunch it up, IMG_4977.JPG IMG_4981.JPG IMG_4985.JPG
 

Pat Lat

Mad Flyentist
#10
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to call them crunchy caddis', they're fun to tie and as you can see they work in a variety of colors and sizes. The smallest on I tied was a size 16
I do have to give some credit to beachmen, the body on all the smaller patterns, and many of my other flies is a v rib with flashabou wrapped in between which I got from some of his chameleon style flies at gig harbor fly shop. The technique looks great and adds a lot of life to an otherwise dull fly IMG_4993.JPG
 
#11
Thanks guys, I think I'm going to call them crunchy caddis', they're fun to tie and as you can see they work in a variety of colors and sizes. The smallest on I tied was a size 16
I do have to give some credit to beachmen, the body on all the smaller patterns, and many of my other flies is a v rib with flashabou wrapped in between which I got from some of his chameleon style flies at gig harbor fly shop. The technique looks great and adds a lot of life to an otherwise dull fly View attachment 23890
Very nice Pat. Looks like it could qualify for a Yellow Sally