Published Dec 8. 2022 - 5 months ago
Updated or edited Dec 12. 2022

CDC Collared Caddis Jig

Caddis Pupa with collars are very effective flies for a number of rivers. Caddis are known to almost swim up to the surface when they are emerging, so trout tend to hit them hard in hopes that they don't escape. Even though these are a tungsten beaded fly, they still can be fished bouncing off the bottom which will look like the start of a pupa starting to make their rise to the surface.

I really like fishing these tungsten jigged flies so you can almost drag the bottom in a euro nymphing style of fishing. However they are also beneficial for getting down deep quickly under an indicator. No matter what form of nymphing you do, using a jig with a slotted bead will help keep from snagging on the bottom as often. Which gives you more confidence in fishing more spots.

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Hook: Risen 9230 (size 14) -
Bead: Risen Tungsten Slotted Bead (matte black/3.0mm) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (black) -
Ribbing: Ultra Wire (gold/brassie) -
Dubbing: Antron (medium olive) -
Collar: CDC Feather (slate gray) -
Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen 4.5" Straight Hair -
Hackle Gauge: Griffin Hook and Hackle Gauge -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -

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