King River Caddis tute
here is an excellent down wing caddis imitation. the traditional pattern doesn't add a hackle rib but i do so to make it float better in rougher water.
i always carry a pair of collapsable scissors so if the trout refuse this pattern i simply will trim the bottom hackle so the caddis body rides on the water.
hook; mustad 94833 #14 or #12 (the tute is done with a #14)
rib; drk ginger saddle hackle palmered, #16 gauged
body; mixture of olive/mahogany beaver fur (match the hatch to your liking)
wing; turky quill feather section lacquered and tied in tent style
head; brown tying thread
1. make your thread base and tie in a #16 saddle hackle. (i use one size smaller for my palmered hackle rib)
2. dubbing, mixed olive/mahogany
3. dubbed body. notice psition of thread!
4. palmered saddle hackle and trimmed
lacquered turkey feather section and #14 brown hackle for next two tie ins.
5. turkey section tied in tent style
6. cut a 'V' in the middle of end (top view)
side view. notice thread position, make sure you leave room for hackle and thread head.
7. #14 brown hackle tie in
8. 3 wraps of hackle, thread head and whip finish
top and bottom view
post edited by doubletaper - 2010/02/23 11:52:51