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Fly Days of August: White Miller Caddis

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wow, 31 days in a row of posting a new fly pattern. Its been fun, hope you’ve enjoyed it.  I have.
Today, we feature 2 patterns for the White Miller Caddis, a hatch that is seen on the Firehole in the fall.  Previous posts about the White Miller include the Carpet Caddis and the TK-421.
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Fly Days of August: Carpet Caddis

August 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This is one of my favorite caddis patterns. I call it the carpet caddis because of a trip where I had to improvise to get some flies in the box. We were fishing the Firehole in late September, and getting skunked while there were fish rising all over. They seemed to be keying in on [...]

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Fly Days of August: Bead Body Caddis Pupa

August 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tying with glass beads is fun and definitely adds some shine to your flies. Here is a caddis pupa tied with glass seed beads from the local craft store. These beads are the 11/0 size, which work for smaller sized hooks (16, 18).
Glass Bead Caddis Pupa

Hook: Pupa hook, size 16 (TMC 2487)
Body: 4 olive seed [...]

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Fly Days of August: Henry’s Fork Caddis

August 9th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a darker variation of the Harrop pattern, Henry’s Fork Caddis. Instead of an olive biot, this one uses a stripped peacock herl.
If you are not familiar with Rene’ Harrop’s patterns, he is a master fly tyer and the guy behind The TroutHunter on Henry’s Fork. In my opinion, his selection & quality of [...]

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Henry’s Fork Caddis

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rene Harrop ties a mean caddis pattern, called the Henry’s Fork Caddis.  This pattern, and it’s brothers like Lawson’s spent caddis, make up a large part of my caddis dry fly box. It has many of the triggers for spring creek caddis patterns; low riding, segmented body, CDC, and the magical ingredient, peacock.
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Flies for Henry’s Lake

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are a few flies for Henry’s Lake. The first set are caddis pupa, useful for the eastern half of the lake in early summer.

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In late June, early July, the Damsels start coming.   Look towards the western side of the lake.

Leeches

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Modified X Caddis – Tying Video

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Here is a video of tying a modified X Caddis fly. This is based on the X Caddis pattern from Blue Ribbon Flies, adding a palmered hackle.

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