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overmywaders - That is basically a Cooper Bug, an old pattern fished as both a dry and a wet fly.
Benj52 - Works well as a dry.
weiliwen - I've caught a ton of cutthroat with this, mostly in orange and yellow.
Current Tags for This Pattern
/ CDC PUFFS
/ deer hair
/ trout/maine/deerhair/ caddis/beetle
Tied-Down Caddis tied by Old HatFly Type: Wet
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northwest US
, Imitation: Caddis Flies
, Material List:
Hook: 2x long dry
Thread: Color choice
Tail: Deer hair tips
Hackle: badger Hen
Shellback: deer hair butts
Tie in the tail.
Move the thread to the front and tie in the hackle.
Dub your thread and wrap to the tail base.
Wrap your hackle back and tie off with the thread.
Work the thread forward through the hackle to the eye counter wrapping the hackle.
Pull the hair butts down and tie off.
I also add a thin cement to the tail tie in, and the initial hair butt tie in before I form the fly's final head shape and finish.