The other Cased Caddis
As an alternative case material to steely34's "Cased Caddis"............
One day when I was pretty young my dad had me fishing lower Black Moshannon, we kept a few fish to cook creekside for lunch. As I gutted the trout, I took a look inside the stomach to see what the trout were feeding on and found a fair amount of miniature pebble cases and at the time I was clueless to what they were. As the years went by and I learned about all the aquatic insects I alwayed remembered that day on Black Moshannon and seeing all those cases in the bellys of those trout. I racked my brain for a few years actually on how to mimic this case in a fly pattern............until one day my wife called me on the way home from work to have me pick up a can of coarse ground pepper.....then it hit me......anyway here it is.....
MATERIALS: NOT PICTURED BRUSH ON SUPER GLUE
REMEMBER ALWAYS STAY HYDRATED AT THE BENCH
1. THREAD HOOK
DUB THE BACK HALF OF THE HOOK IN A CIGAR SHAPE AND TRIM EXCESS DUBBING
TIE OFF AND POUR A PILE OF PEPPER OUT, APPLY GLUE TO ALL SIDES OF DUBBING AND ROLL AROUND IN PEPPER UNTIL ALL SIDES ARE COVER, YOU MAY HAVE TO DO A BIT OF SCULPTING, ONCE HAPPY WITH CASE, APPLY A COAT OF QUICK DRYING SUPER GLUE
BEND HOOK (OPTIONAL) AND APPLY DUBBING (COLOR TO MATCH CADDIS DESIRED) AND BLACK DUBBING FOR HEAD........TIE OFF
post edited by Sculpin 14 - 2010/01/13 20:47:37