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Rock & Roll

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I bought this fly at The Fly Shop in Redding. Its call the Rocker Roller, a pattern matching the larva stage of the October Caddis.
The October Caddis is a case making caddis, forming a shell around its larva with small stones from the stream.
The Rocker Roller is formed by spinning multiple colors of rubber in [...]

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October Caddis Pupa

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a great video showing how to tie an October Caddis Pupa pattern.

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October Caddis Pattern: OC Humpy

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is an adapation of several other patterns, to form an October Caddis Humpy (OC Humpy).
This takes a classic humpy pattern, adds a zelon egg sac/shuck like the X-Caddis, and a down wing with zelon underwing.
OC Humpy

Hook: TMC 100, size 10 or 8
Tail/Shuck/Eggsac: Caddis Gold Zelon (don’t trim the “front end”)
Body: Orange Thread
Body: Deer hair, [...]

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October Caddis, in November, just in time for National Blog Posting Month

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

My friend, John LeJeune tells me that its National Blog Posting Month, where he will be making a blog post at least daily for the entire month of November.  Sounds like a great idea. I’m in.
I’ve been very busy lately with work and home projects, so haven’t had time to concentrate on this blog. As [...]

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October Caddis in April

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

The SwittersB & Fly Fishing blog featured the October caddis the other day. If you haven’t seen this blog, check it out. He does a great job finding content, as well as creating original content.  Often, something new is available several times a day.
Here is a quick pattern for the October caddis, using “A Girl’s [...]

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