Published Jan 1. 2002

Salt Water Caddis

A muddler pattern

Salt Water Caddis


Hook Mustad 34011 size 6-10
Thread Olive
Rib Gray ostrich herl
Body Natural or olive hare's mask dubbing
Head/collar Olive deer hair

Tying instructions:

  • Tie in the ostrich herl over the hook bend - edge pointing forwards, plume backwards
  • Dub the body to one third behind the hook eye
  • Turn the ribbing in 5-6 turns, tie down and cut
  • Prepare a small bunch of olive deer hair, thickness less than a pencil
  • Tie it in as a deer hair collar with the tips reaching over the body. Keep the collar on top of the hook
  • Add one or two more bunches to form the head
  • Whip finish and varnish
  • Trim the deer hair with rough cuts over the collar from behind

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