Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
|Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:11 pm Post subject: SLOPE CADDIS...
|So, I have been messing around with those new Gamakatsu hooks and wanted to come up with a Caddis cripple/emerger that hangs low in the surface film...
Lemme’ see here…hmmmm…I went with scraggly…
HOOK: Gamakatsu C-16B. #16-#18
THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Tan and White
ABDOMEN: Gordon Griffiths 14/0, Sheer White, ( built with a pronounced “hump” at the bend)
TAG: Holo Tinsel, Gold
OVER ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Midge Tubing, Tan, Grey, Olive Chart. or Brown
THORAX: SLF Prism, Tan, Lt. Grey, Brown/Olive, Olive, Peacock or Chocolate Brown
OUTRIGGERS: Thin strands of Snowshoe Rabbit’s Foot, Light Dun, Medium Dun or Dark Dun
UNDER WING: Three strands of Krystal Flash, Root beer, UV Tan, Olive, Rust, Pearl or UV Gray
WING: Coastal Deer Hair, Tan, Natural or Darker Mottled Shades, tied “bullet “style
This Caddis Cripple/Emerger was meant to be messy. I wanted the abdomen to hang lower in the water. The abdomen is a proven design off John Barr’s Graphic Caddis. The Snowshoe Rabbit outriggers are for additional support and motion. I went with the full length of the fibers rather than clipping them. The KF under wing is for sparkle I really like SLF Prism for it’s translucent quality and sparkle…
I figure it might work well in here...
North or South of the bridge at dusk...
I subscribe to the DEAN ENDRESS philosophy of Fly Tying…”Make the SUCKA’ look alive and struggling”…
Daughter to Father, "How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"