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  1. Home > Main > Swaps > 2005 > 2005 / 2006 Marathon Swap - Nymphs > Slide Show

    Cased Caddis

    Cased Caddis

    Hook: Mustad 9671, Butt: Black Bead, Head: Singed Sparkle Yarn,Legs: Partridge feather, Underbody: Lime Green Uni-Stretch Floss, Over Body: Model Rail Road Ballast.


    1. Ron Eagle Elk

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      Registered: September 2003
      Location: Yelm, WA, USA.
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  1. ibn

    This is the coolest fly I've seen since the goose poop fly.
    #1 4-5-05 2:21am

    Dan Soltau
    are those little pebbles? You devil you! Nicely tied, a REAL rock roller!
    #2 4-5-05 5:22am

    "model railroad ballast" - brilliant tie. I bought a few of the rock rollers awhile back, but haven't given em a fair shot yet.....intersted to see how they do.

    #3 4-5-05 9:04am


    nice pattern! i tied a similar fly, sorry no pics, but i used goose biot for the antennae, tied in at the bend, a little frost bite for the head peeking out, and some dubbing for bulk, then added a good dose of zap a gap,let stand for a minute, i already had taken tiny gravel from a river i stored in a plastic baggie, drop the fly in the bag, shake like you were makin' fried chicken, and presto! you gotta cased stone.
    #4 4-5-05 9:17am

    Ron Eagle Elk
    Thanks Guys. I can't take the credit for this one. Part of the pattern came from Oliver Edwards, and the idea of model railroad ballast came from another fly fisher. Instead of Zap-a-gap, I used 5 minute epoxy. Works pretty well here on the Nisqually by my house. I matched the color of the natural river sand with the ballast. I tried using river sand but managed to bring some critters in the house. VEE was not a happy camper.

    #5 4-5-05 3:44pm

    thanks Ron Eagle Elk!

    lots of ideas from this. in our neck of the woods we have a casing that is little bits of stick and of course the coarse sand in white to almost red hue...

    i like the partridge feather legs but can't quite figure out how the black bead head fits in your example?

    thanks again,

    #6 11-17-07 9:59pm

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