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LeBo's Cain Raising Caddis

tied by cleboflies
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Southwest US,
Imitation: Caddis Flies,
Material List:
Hook: 1x Long #12- #16 Dry Fly Curved Caddis Pupae, or bent to shape Hook of choice
Thread: Brown or Black, 8/0
Body: Chipmunk or Dark Hare's Ear Dubbing
Rib: Copper Wire
Wing: Pheasant Rump Feather
Under-Wing: Two Brown or Dun CDC Feathers
Sides: Spun Deer Hair Clipped on sides
Eyes: Melted 30-40 lb. Mono., painted black
Antennae: Pheasant tail fibers
Head: Chipmunk or Dark Hare's Ear Dubbing
Tying Instructions: Cover a pheasant rump feather in Softex and leve to dry. Start your thread on the hook and tie in a strand of copper wire down to the far bend in the hook. Now lightly dub the thread and wrap up the hook till it takes up at least two thirds of the hook, slightly tapering the body. Now wrap your rib arond the body and tie in. Then tie in two or three CDC Feathers.Select a Very Small clump of natural mule deer hair and spin it, clipping it on the sides, close to the body. Now, seeing the pheasant feather is dry, fold it longways down the stem and trim it to resemble a caddis wing. Tie the wing in, making sure it doesnt spin around the body. Select two pheasant rump tail fibers and tie them in facing towards the eye of the hook, extending about the length of the wing from the hook. After forking the antennaes, select a pair of melted monofilament eyes and paint them black. After drying, tie them in behind the antennae and proceed spin a small amount of deer hair behind the wing and trim it longer than the first bunch. Proceed to dub the head, and then whip-finish and apply head cement. The Fly is done!

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