DT Caddis Tute

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2012/05/02 01:35:29 (permalink)

DT Caddis Tute

everyone has their own way of tying caddis. this is mine. i like to keep the deer/elk hair head above the hook eye. Some caddis imitations will add a wire rib. as far as i'm concerned, even though deer hair and elk float, a wire rib adds weight. i catch enough trout on'em i don't use wire.
if you decide to use a fine gold wire, counter wrap it over the hackle rib. this will keep the hackle rib from getting torn up by the fishies teeth.

it was late when i decided to do these so they are not refined, just a tute and they'll work just as well sunday or any sunday for that matter.

Hook: Standard Dry #16,#14,#12 (#14 used in tute)
Thread: Tan 0/6 or heavier.
Egg sack: Grannom green
Rib: Dark Ginger Dry Saddle Hackle, palmered over body in open wraps
Body: caddis green (lighter than egg sac)
Wing: light brown elk hair



Base hook shaft


2. Dub an egg sac at rear of shaft with bright green dubbing


3. tie in saddle hackle in front of egg sac.


4. Twist Caddis green dubbing on thread in one direction


5. Wrap dubbing forward, leave plenty room behind eye of hook


6. Palmer hackle towards hook eye and tie down.

7. Trim top of hackle at an angle as shown.


8. Cut a pinch of brown elk hair close to hide. Pull out underfur from base of elk hair and put in hair stacker tips down.

sorry no ubersnob hair stacker yet!

Tap bottom of stacker on hard surface and, with stacker horizontal, pull out inner tube with even hair tips.


9. Tie down elk wing, with tips just rear of hook bend, behind hook eye with three soft loops and than pull down to tighten. this will flare elk wing some. Steely34 calls it "loose loop" technique. http://forums.fishusa.com/Using_the_%22Loose_Loop%22_technique/m_385413/tm.htm


10. Add afew more thread wraps to secure wing. Trim Elk hair as shown to make head. I use a half hitch tool to finish the thread wraps and I always add head cement. I trim the bottom of the hackle even or just above the hook point. This will make sure the fly lands correctly and i feel gets a better hook set on sipping trout.


A few other caddis
Flutting Tan Caddis (tan or ginger color body) Tan Elk Hair for wing


Tan Elk Hair Olive Caddis. This is tied on a #16 straight eye hook.
For those who have trouble hooking fish on small flies try using an up eye or straight hook eye rather than a down eye. Down eye hooks, on smaller patterns, narrow the gap between the hook point and eye of hook.


Dark Olive Deer Hair Caddis with egg sac.


I also use this dark deer hair for some of my Grannom Pattern Wings


Some of the dubbing colors i use for bodies
post edited by doubletaper - 2012/05/02 08:16:25

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    doubletaper
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    RE: DT Caddis Tute 2012/05/02 01:40:33 (permalink)
    If you want to make a fluttering caddis add a couple of wraps of dry fly hackle where you tie down the wing behind eye as shown.
    Tan Elk Hair Fluttering Caddis
    Good for skating a caddis on the surface on windy days.

    1. After tying down wing tie in a drk ginger or brown hackle


    2.

    3. A couple of hackle wraps and tie off.


    Tan elk hair
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    RE: DT Caddis Tute 2012/05/02 08:41:02 (permalink)
    nice,
    Fluttering style seems to be the ticket for me lately.
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    RE: DT Caddis Tute 2012/05/02 09:54:56 (permalink)
    Good stuff, DT! The fluttering caddis looks like a baby stimulator.

    Two alternatives to using ultra wire on dries, for those who want a bit of added durability:

    1) Dub the body very sparsely, tie in the hackle, then apply a tiny bit of head cement/super glue/zap-a-gap/etc. to the body itself, then palmer the hackle right into the glue. This will hold things together a bit longer when exposed to fish teeth.

    2) If anyone has access to it, try to get some wire from a wire EDM machine. Its extremely fine metal wire that comes in spools containing thousands of feet of wire. Usually when a spool gets low, rather than risk running out in the middle of an operation, the spool is discarded and a new one is loaded. Even this remainder is hundreds of feet of metal wire, even thinner than 8X tippet or 14/0 thread.
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    RE: DT Caddis Tute 2012/05/02 18:41:04 (permalink)
    Beautiful, DT! One of my favorites and glad you posted - nice to have new perspectives and a couple twists on a good pattern!

    Give me a shout when you want to try 'em out!
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