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The GTI Caddis is a fly I have had great luck with in the past.  I have used this pattern for a long time.  I found it many years ago when fishing up in Colorado, and found that its the perfect mix of flash to grab the trouts attention, but also life like enough that the fish dont get spooked when they get close.  

Lance Egan is the original tier of this fly and actually has made quite a few different patterns that seem to always hold a place in my boxes, especially when fishing in Colorado and the surrounding areas.  I believe Egan is from Utah, which makes sense since thats the next state over.  I have also had good luck with this fly in other regions as well.  California, Texas, and New Mexico are a few places Ive fished this pattern.  I have quite a few acquaintances in many other states around the US, like the north west, north east and even central.  Ive heard of them having great luck as well with this pattern in those areas.  It really just works well.  

While not the easiest fly in the world to tie, once you get the hang of it, it can be tied fairly quickly.  The only difficult part I find is the casing, and getting it just right in the beginning of the mono tie down.  The first few wraps of mono over the case tend to get frustrating at times.  However with practice you will find this to get easier and easier.  

Lance has said in some videos that he finds this color combo to be the best he has found.  I tend to agree with him.  I love the summer duck back, with the light olive body.  However I have had good luck with some other color combos.  If your caddis are more of a tan, try a tan body with a lighter case.  Experiment for your local area and see what works best.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWFXz4TsncI

 

Materials
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Hook:  Risen 2457 (size 12)
Bead:  Risen Tunsten (black nickel, 3.25mm)
Thread:  Veevus 6/0 (light olive)
Tail:  Peacock Hurl
Clear Ribbing:  Mono or Flourocarbon (5x-3x size)
Flash Ribbing:  Pearl Flashabou
Abdomen:  Rabbit Dubbing (light olive)
Back Casing:  Scud Back (1/8th, summer duck)
Collar Dubbing:  Diamond Brite (peacock)

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Yep, I’ve tried every way.  Tried doing the share button, and tried the link to it on the website itself.  Just won’t work for me.  

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I don't know if it will work for you, but this is how I do it ...

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Then paste the link here.

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On 6/11/2022 at 5:26 PM, mikechell said:

I don't know if it will work for you, but this is how I do it ...

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Then paste the link here.

Yea I’ve tried that, I’ve tried the copy button in the videos.  All of it.  It all used to work for me a while back,  it’s not allowing it now.  It actually blocks it on the site here when I try anything.  It tells me that it is blocked.  

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