Published Mar 13. 2013 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited May 15. 2019

Clown Shoe Caddis

For this fly tying tutorial, I chose to tie the Clown Shoe Caddis (aka Boulder Creek Caddis), a pattern representing the emerging caddis. This pattern, created by Jay Zimmerman, gives you some flexibility when fishing, being that you can hang droppers off of the hook bend, keep the fly floating on the surface, or allow the abdomen to sit in the water. This is an intermediate pattern, plus there are opportunities for variations when tying, as described in the video. Also featured are hooks from Allen Fly Fishing (, the N203BL Shrimp/Caddis hooks, which are perfect for this pattern. Thanks for viewing this tutorial, and feel free to leave comments/questions on this YouTube page, or email me:

Tim Cammisa

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