SBS Dickson's Crystal Caddis SBS

ScottP

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#1



A stripped down Muddler in October Caddis colors


hook - Dai Riki 799 #6 (all I have; pretend it's a dry hook)
thread - Danville 6/0 hot orange, UTC 140 tan
tag/rib - Krystal Flash orange
body - poly yarn orange
wing - hackle tips orange grizzly
overwing - Krystal Flash orange
collar/head - deer hair


mash barb, wrap thread back to hook point




tie in 4 strands of Krystal Flash




wrap KF tag and tie off




tie in yarn, wrap forward to return wire






spiral rib forward, trim and tie off




measure 2 hackle tips for length (hook bend) and tie in






tie in 10-12 strands of KF




clean, stack a clump of deer hair and measure for length (rear of tag)





realize 6/0 Danville isn't the best thread for spinning a deer hair head on a salmon hook and switch to UTC 140 (tan here); 2 soft loops




pull thread tight slowly and let it spin around body; if it doesn't do a 360, back off a half turn, re-tighten and it should encompass the hook




pack deer hair back, clean another clump (don't stack, trim the tips), and repeat the spinning process (for both clumps, I ended up using more deer hair than I thought I would need because of the difficulty I had getting it to spin around the double wire)






half hitch x 2 and SHHAN, trim KF, trim head into a Muddlerish shape (take 2, flatten the bottom a bit more); riffle hitch and go skating





Regards,
Scott
 
#2
does the poly yarn help keep this afloat?
what is the advantage I hear sometimes trimming the bottom of the spun head flat?
Thanks for sharing
 

ScottP

Active Member
#3
does the poly yarn help keep this afloat?
The stuff is (at least partly) hydrophobic, so it does help; I could have used 1mm foam, too.

what is the advantage I hear sometimes trimming the bottom of the spun head flat?
For some flies (not necessarily this one in particular), trimming the bottom flat helps clear the hook gap; I think it also helps the fly land upright.


Regards,
Scott
 
#6
He's got another tied like that but with purple deer hair spun just like the one you showed. I forget the name. His Ms Black is also a good fly - more like a nymph. I have had a lot of success with the Ms Black - on salmon and SRC in the fresh
 

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