Published Aug 12. 2022 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Sep 18. 2022

Caddis Larva

As fly tyers, we often try to imitate the fish's natural food items - sometimes we tie flies that provoke the fish and other times we tie super-realistic imitations where it can be very difficult to tell the difference between the tied fly and the live individual. We have had the skilled Dutch fly tyer and fly fisherman Jan De Haas in the studio several times, and when we saw a fantastically realistic caddis larva in his fly box, we persuaded him to tie this fantastic variation of Oliver Edwards Caddis Larvae, which imitates the Rhyacophila larva. This fly is actually bound to be fished, but there are probably few who would sacrifice such a work of art at the end of a thin leader, but it is craftsmanship of the highest class.

Hook: Ahrex NS172, Curved Gammarus # 6
Thread: White
Weight: Flat lead
Eyes: Mono Nymph Eyes, # small, black
Tail: Cream ostrich herl
Body: Nymph Skin, cream
Gills: Cream ostrich herl
Legs: Golden pheasant fibres
Back: Nymph Skin, cream
Finish: Olive and brown markers

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