Published Jun 15. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jun 17. 2018

Stimulator style Caddis

So this fly worked wonders for me last time I went and fished. The fish were destroying it on the top water, and almost coming out of the water after it. It was being hit hard! And I only don't have it anymore because I lost it, and not because it came apart. Its quite durable actually.

So as promised here is the list of materials and step by step listed below.

Hook: Daiichi 1270 in size 18
Thread: Veevus 10/0 in olive
Tail: White Polypro Yarn
Ribbing: Veevus 140 Power thread in brown
Dubbing: FTD's Skeeter Fuzz in caddis green
Wing: Primo Deer Hair Strips died yellow or gold
Hackle: Genetic Rooster Cape in Olive
Head Cement: Bone Dry UV Curing Resin

Step by Step....
Step 1: Start your thread half way down the bend of the hook.
Step 2: Tie in a strand of 140 power thread
Step 3: Tie in a few strands of polypro
Step 4: Tie both the thread and polypro down deep into the bend of the hook
Step 5: Dub a tapered noodle onto your thread with your dubbing
Step 6: Wind the dubbing up the hook shank creating a tapered body
Step 7: Make spaced wraps with the thread up the abdomen to create ribs
Step 8: Trim off a fair amount of deer hair
Step 9: Prepare that deer hair by removing the underfur, and aligning the tips in your stacker
Step 10: Tie the prepared hair onto the top of your fly insuring the hair extends to about the end of the hook
Step 11: Trim off the waste of the hair
Step 12: Clean up the head
Step 13: Dub on a bit more dubbing and create a bit of a tapered head
Step 14: Prepare an appropriate sized hackle feather by cutting off the fuzzy parts, and snipping off the lower fibers.
Step 15: Tie in the hackle so the shiny side is facing you
Step 16: Wrap your hackle around the head as many times as you can to create a very thick and bushy head
Step 17: Capture the hackle carefully insuring not to trap any fibers, pull all fibers rearward, and then tie back up onto the hackle a bit to insure no fibers are caught and facing forward.
Step 18: Trim off the waste hackle
Step 19: Whip finish your fly
Step 20: Cement the head

Last step: Fish your fly!


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