Shark's Caddis Larva
Published Apr 8th 2009
A stunningly life-like caddis tied with a very simple
It is my pleasure to introduce to you another of my flies - Shark's Caddis Larva.
It is very simple fly imitating the caddis larva. Some of you may say that it is a realistic one. I would say with 100 % certainty it is a killer pattern and I have caught lots of fish with it in many different places.
The idea of the fly came again from nature. When I created it i 2005, I first tried it in a glass of water. The resemblance with the real insect was amazing. I believed that the fly would catch fish even before I went fishing with it. All I had to do was to try it out.
And yes, the fish approved it.
The main trait of Shark's Caddis Larva is the body of twisted Antron yarn with hare's hair.
To make a good imitation of a fly, all you need is to take a close look at the insect you want to imitate. After that just choose the appropriate material to match each element of the fly.
The materials for this pattern as you see are very simple and the tying process also. It doesn't take more than a couple of minutes to tie it.
I fish it like a nymph for trout and chub whit split shots on the leader under an indicator. If you want you may put a weighted wire on the hook when tying the fly, and use two or three of them in Czech style nymph fishing.
I have tried this too. And it works.
Well, let me show you how to tie the Shark's Caddis Larva.
Shark's Caddis Larva
|Hook||Curved hook any kind of model for caddis patterns|
|Head||Gold bead to match the hook size|
|Body||Yellow Antron yarn and hare's underfur dubbing hair|
|Thorax||Two peacock herl (or dark brown Antron)|
On the picture with the real insect the patterns are tied with brown antron for the thorax. Sometimes I use it instead of peacock herl for the thorax because in some rivers I have fished in Bulgaria many of the insects have browny coloured thorax. There is no matter wich one of those two materials you will choose for the thorax, the fly will still work great.