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2010/02/01 08:23:16 (permalink)

latex caddis tute

latex caddis
 
hook; mustad c49s curved caddis
thread; brown*
weight; .010 lead wire
body; latex strip
thorax; brown rabbit fur*
tint; olive green or limepeel prisma color marker (optional)
note * use black thread if making thorax out of black fur
 
material

i know what you'r thinking!!
you can buy the latex finger gloves at most pharmacies. unroll one and cut an oval strip (very sharp scissors makes a neater cut) from the oval strip cut in a single straight stip at an angle.
 
1. wrap a thead base on the hook and counter wrap lead wire leaving room to tie in latex behind and thorax in front
 

 
2. fold latex strip and tie in at bend with fold down and facing you

 
3. wind latex spiraling towards front in even wraps.
4. tie off latex in front of lead leaving room for thorax

 
5. dub thorax with brown rabbit fur
6. make head with brown thread and whip finish.
 
walla!
 
 
tinting latex caddis with prismacolor marker.
tint after tying in latex. start at butt of body and sweep the marker over the body towards the front of fly.
 
olive green

 
limepeel with black thorax

 
finished products

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    steely34
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/02/01 08:28:13 (permalink)
    DT - thanks for the addition and for taking the time. I love those prismatic markers - in fact I gotta get some more colors. Guess another trip to AC Moore craft shop! Thanks again. Love it!

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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/02/01 08:59:56 (permalink)
    Nice "Tute" for a killer, simple fly.

    If I ever put together a kit for tying on the go, this will be one of the patterns I make sure I'm able to tie.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/02/15 10:23:12 (permalink)
    Using the finger gloves is definitely much easier than the full latex gloves I started tying a few with. Still though, I never came even close to your perfect wraps. It seems so simple but can get hairy. You do a really nice job with 'em though.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/02/16 17:44:28 (permalink)
    Though I am Just a begining tyer, I tried this demostration.  After about the third one, I got one that was pretty good, though not perfect like yours.  IMO your caddis is a very life like representation.  Thanks for the tute DT.

    Some days it just doesn't pay to chew your way out of the restraints.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/20 20:51:37 (permalink)
    DT  I remember you sending me a few of these....  They spanked the trout for me  I picked up some latex and tied a few for my box  today

    Thanks for the Tute

     



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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 08:20:21 (permalink)
    very nice dt i have to third the markers or you can tie these with what is called nymph stretch skin i also lay an under body and wrap with scud back 1/8 or 1/4 sizes it doesn't matter.

    I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
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    dano
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 08:24:49 (permalink)
    NICE  
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    Cold
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 08:42:55 (permalink)
    A local stream has bright green caddis larvae that build...cases...that are more like a little igloo made of stones on the undersides of rocks. They're really bright minty green, almost to the point that they look fake. Anyone have similar bugs, and if so, do you have a favorite marker to get that color?
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    Esox_Hunter
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 09:23:12 (permalink)
    Cold, tons of the caddisflies you described exist in the LJ and Big Fishing Creek. I never used a latex caddis to immitate them, so I can't help on the marker selection.

    I use another pattern that works very well for me and is insanely simple.

    -Start using a #12-18 caddis hook with a black bead
    -Wrap a thread base using UTC chartruese
    -Tie in a piece of micro-tubing
    -Use your thread to create a tapered body
    -Wrap tubing to the bead
    -Whip it off and go fish
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    Cold
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 09:25:41 (permalink)
    The chartreuse thread ends up looking mint green? I have some stuff similar to the fly you describe, but I use green spanflex.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 09:52:50 (permalink)
    Not exactly the "mint green" you are looking for, but its certainly close enough to fool plenty of fish. I don't get caught up in matching colors exactly, especially for sub-surface flies. As long as the shade of color is close to what I am trying to match, I am happy. Size and shape are far more important IMO.

    There is some Uni-Stretch material I have that I also tie a similar fly with. The chartruese of that stuff is definately a near perfect match to the bugs in question. Even so, th UTC chartruese/tubing fly works better for me.
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    Cold
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/05/21 10:22:26 (permalink)


    Close to that.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/11 23:42:26 (permalink)
    DT,
    This was a great tute, thank you! I tried a couple and they turned out ok but nothing like yours but with practice im sure to get better!! I was wondering where are all the places around the area I might be able to find these Prisma Markers? I like the versatility these markers give to a simple fly like this!

    Thanks,
    Bass
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/12 08:03:27 (permalink)
    bass micheals (sorry for the spelling) craft store has em
    they aren't cheap by any means but they carry them.

    I didn't say these are the ten suggestions
    signed God
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/12 11:42:09 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: fishenfool46

    bass micheals (sorry for the spelling) craft store has em
    they aren't cheap by any means but they carry them.


    +1

    They need a natual colors assortment. The assortments are so much more cost effective than individuals, but they all have a bunch of colors I'd never use. I have light brown, olive green, and orange now.
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    BASS MUNCH
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/12 14:14:56 (permalink)
    I just got back from Michaels and found what i think will be useful colors. I picked up "dark olive green and dark brown" their assortment wasnt real great but i will keep looking for others! I think the lime peel looks like a winner!

    Take care
    Bass
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 08:18:03 (permalink)
    Found my green.



    Nymph Stretch Skin. Caddis Green (of course). Nearly perfect match of what I was seeing. This one is tied big, size 10, but I'll probably tie most of them in #14. Squirrel dub in a dubbing loop for the head.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 10:01:23 (permalink)
    Cold,

    Nice looking fly!! If I was a big brown I'd be eating it for dinner!!
    What green did you use or was it the skin color already?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Bass
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 10:04:13 (permalink)
    The Nymph Stretch Skin came in that color. The NSS is much easier to work with as well, giving you that great segmentation. The downside, of course, is that per fly, it is way way more expensive than the latex. Even so, for me, it's work the $3 or so for a little pack of the stuff...matches color perfectly, and gives a great segmented look.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 10:10:04 (permalink)
    Cold

    Thanks, the ones i made were nothing like yours or D.T.'s but I think I might still catch some fish with them LOL! If i can ever figure out how to post pixs I would post my flies that way a begginer like me can get better critique help!! You're right great segmented look!

    Thanks,
    Bass
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 10:52:56 (permalink)
    dUUd, posting pics is easy...PM will be sent along shortly.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 11:05:50 (permalink)
    Thanks so much, I can't wait! I figured it wasn't to bad

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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 13:10:37 (permalink)
    Viagra Caddis, way easier to tie than latex bodies, and just as effective.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 14:03:02 (permalink)
    Easier? Maybe. One man's opinion.

    Way easier? If you get way easier than wrapping a piece of latex around a hook, someone else is tying them for you.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 15:51:24 (permalink)
    Way easier.  No need to try and "taper" a thread underbody.  It's darn near a San Juan worm, while latex takes some skill.  I'm not saying latex isn't cool looking, nor that it's hard to tie with. 
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/14 23:34:59 (permalink)
    I dont taper any thread on mine, dUUd. Lead wraps, tie on latex, wind latex, dub head. Idk, if it is slightly easier to go viagra caddis, the realism more than makes up for it. Still not "way" easier, tho.
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/15 09:03:57 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Cold

    I dont taper any thread on mine, dUUd. Lead wraps, tie on latex, wind latex, dub head. Idk, if it is slightly easier to go viagra caddis, the realism more than makes up for it. Still not "way" easier, tho.

     
    that's the way i do it..
    cold's the man!

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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/15 09:49:46 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Cold
     Idk, if it is slightly easier to go viagra caddis, the realism more than makes up for it. Still not "way" easier, tho.

     
    You're wrong.
     
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    RE: latex caddis tute 2010/06/15 13:30:58 (permalink)
    Never, dUUd.
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