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Lucian.Vasies

Share your peeping caddis

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Hi guys,

I'm curious how are your peeping caddis. Years and years I used this fly. During time I modified the hackle position, dubbing texture, materials , profile and so on until I obtained the bellow model.

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I really love it, very easy to tie, durable and I consider it a trout extractor :) Where is a super fast current or a deep pool I put this fly and I catch a fish :)

 

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Upper right hand corner, larva ...."my caddis life cycle"...Dated pic sorry. Need to revise my cycle.

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Discovered lots better adult from guys at Henry's Fork, Idaho last summer but this is getting off topic...

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and here is the light version of the dark one:

 

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Somebody told me why I put partridge. And asked me why I use so big hackle, there are no proportions there. I told him that he is right, the insect have just a big dark brown-black head and dark small legs. But I noticed that this peeping caddis catch more than a better imitation. Probably because the bright colors attract the fish, probably because the long Partridge legs work interesting in water :)

cheers

Lucian

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Lucian

 

Very nice! What's the dubbing? Any particular reason to use a jig hook instead of straight shank?

 

thanks, Bob H

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Hi Bob,

- dubbing is a mix of different natural and synthetic fibers: hare mask, squirrel, cricetus and purple, blue, white, red and green synthetic ones.

- I use jig hooks because I have less snags between rocks. I use short nymphing technique and I like to play the nymph where I presume that fish are ( I play them and jigg them like we do when we fish with lures for bass - for example )

 

Thanks

Lucian

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