SBS Hopper Caddis (variation)


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Found this on the Uni products site. Original had a Madam X half-head; I prefer standard bullet. Tied here as an October Caddis; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook – Dai Riki 300 #8
thread/rib - UTC 140 burnt orange
body - 1mm foam
shellback - 2mm foam rust
head/wing - deer hair
legs - medium rubber brown
indicator - 1mm foam orange

Mash barb, start thread at head

Clean, stack, measure (hook length + gap) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops, spin, trim butts

Tie in 2mm foam strip (3/4 gap width), wrap to bend

Tie in 1mm foam strip; wrap to head, tie off/trim

Brush top of body with Super Glue, pull shellback forward; tie down/trim

Push deer hair back, evenly distributing around shank

Pull deer hair back, tie down with 2 soft loops, pull tight

Add legs


Whip finish, SHHAN

Flip over, trim out hair underneath

Trim legs/indicator


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