Published Jun 28. 2013 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 9. 2016

F&K Caddis

This caddis pattern has a great profile and an hot spot that can attract fish. It's been very successful for the originator.

F&K Caddis - An simple and efficient CDC, hackle and peacock pattern
F&K Caddis
Korrie Broos

Here is a pattern that I developed a couple of years ago, that have caught many fish for me.
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.

F&K Caddis
Pattern type: 
Emerger
Originator: 
Korrie Broos
Materials: 
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
Thread
Dark brown
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
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 

Another F&K fish - Korrie Broos with another brown trout
Grayling in Norway likes the F&K -
Yellowfish taken on a F&K -
Fish taken on the F&K Caddis
Korrie Broos

Step 1 - tag


Step 2 - hackle


Step 3 - body parts


Step 4 - assembling


Step 5 - twist


Step 6 - body


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Step 7 - CDC feathers


Step 8 - wing


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Antennae


Step 8 - antennae


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A watery view - The view of the fly from below when it\'s suspended in the water surface
Suspended
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Now go and catch plenty of fish on the F&K Caddis.

The author with a Norwegian grayling taken on an F&K Caddis -
The author
Korrie Broos

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