Published Aug 15th 2013
This caddis pattern has a great profile and an hot spot that can attract fish. It's been very successful for the originator.
By Korrie Broos
This has become my number one caddis fly. If you look at the fly in the water, reflection in the surface film makes me believe this is one of the reasons why the fly is so successful.
It gives double the normal "profile" for the fish to zoom in, plus you have the added advantage of the hotspot, which is a great attractor for the fish. The F&K Caddis can imitate an emerging, hatching, trapped caddis, with the submerged abdomen.
|Target species||Brook trout|
Rainbow trout (landlocked)
|Hook||Dry fly bent to grub style or just a plain grub hook in the sizes 12 to 18|
|Hot spaot/tag||Fluro orange or Fluro green thread|
|Body||2 to 3 peacock herl and grizzly to red hackle. Stroke hackle back, so that the hackle fibers are perpendicular to stalk. Thin copper wire (optional)|
|Wing||4 CDC feathers tip tops lined up. (colours from light tan to almost black)|
|Antennae||2 Pheasant tail barbs or elk hairs. (optional)|
|Head||Artificial peacock dubbing|
Now go and catch plenty of fish on the F&K Caddis.
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