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What Is This ?
is that a shrimp on the side? cant quite see it in the photo. Caddis adult
Hello from East Tennessee
Hello, I am really enjoying this forum. It is much more active than my local forums. People are extremely knowledgeable and quick to offer help and advise. I started tying sometime in the early 90s bu
Substitute for sili-skin?
Ultimately you can use anything flexible and transparent for a Czech nymph shell back, and Flytire has outlined the usual suspects, except perhaps for magic foil which would be way too fragile al
CDC Caddis a Goddard Variant
Goddard version of caddis tied with CDC. Why CDC? because on the slow and very slow running  rivers works better than other material. At least for me:) I tie this fly  down to size #20 , not
Capped Baitfish
This fly worked for me out in Corpus, I caught about 50% of my speckled trout on it, and it was rather easy to tie, and also cast.  In fact, it casted so well compared to some other flies that I
November Flies from the Vise
Clear Creek Caddis Pupa in Caddis Green for tonight!       [attachment=64627:fr_1380_size880.jpg]  
Float tubers
Hi folks. anyone have any experience of Caddis Sports Premier Plus Float Tube?
How to Bookmark
I'm sorry, but I just can't remember how to bookmark flies. A reminder, please, will be appreciated. I want to save Lucian's Caddis so I can remember I want to tie a few over the winter. Thanks
Annual Caddis for Christmas Swap
I'm tying some Chuck Caddis.
Caddis Pupa
Hi, Here is a simple and effective caddis pupa Materials used: [LIST] [*]Hook curved caddis type in size #12-14 (Demmon G602 ) [*]Body Thread: Yellow pale body thread  [*]Body: Half Micro Glass B
Tie fly so it floats just below the surface
[attachment=64606:image.jpeg] This soft hackle seems to float just under the surface about 1-2 inches if not treated with floatant. With floatant it stays in the surface film until it wears off. It's
EP Finger Mullet
EP style flies are staples in many saltwater fishermans boxes.  And the Mullet style pattern is definitely an important fly to have when fishing in the gulf.  Redfish, sea trout, and many ot
Need a source for TMC212 hooks
Ckeck out Allen n304 hooks
Maggie Valley, take two!
Heading back to Maggie Valley, NC. Gonna be fishing Johnathon Creek for four days. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of Nov. Air temps look like they'll range anywhere from 9-80 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm not s
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I emailed the simms people about this and they rudely told me that the extra leg would give me more room to move! I had in mind a custom build, still do kinda, but I;ll never deal with those people or
Caddis Nymph
Hi guys,    Here is a model of caddis nymph with realistic look when gets wet. It is very easy to tie, no more than 4-6min to make  the fly:   And when is wet looks really cool:
Merkin Crab w/Feelers
Crab flies are staples for many saltwater fish.  Redfish, permit, black drum, and more will go after a crab before anything else.  The tasty little invertebrates are treats for these fish. &
Veevus 50 Denier - Amazing thread
Patriot,   Take a break and check out these videos. They all use Semperfi Nano Silk, which is a GSP thread like 50 denier Veevus:   https:/
Are contributions to support this forum accepted?
Patriot, Will Mullis, the owner has said, on the record, that he is not interested in receiving any "charity" for operation of this forum. Nonetheless, a group of concerned users have indicated a w
Fly tying supplies for sale
Flytire, as usual, is on it !!!   In addition, this is a fly tying site.  It's sponsored, owned and run by the owner of Green Caddis Outfitters ...   You
October flesh from the vise
Chugbug's Creamsicle October Caddis Pupa
Jo-Ann Fabrics Haul
[quote name="Patriot" post="707286" timestamp="1507168237"]@SilverCreek   Man, I don't know if I should be telling anyone about this, but I suppose I can take the ribbing.   This morning I s
Looking for TMC206BL hooks in sizes #22 and #24
Tiemco 2487 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhard) Down eye, 2X short shank, 1X fine wire, 2X wide gape, bronze; Uses: caddis pupae, midge emerger, shrimp. Tiemco 2488 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhar
Caddis Nymph - again
Hi guys,   bellow is an old model used  from '80 . The fly was tied in the first years without  bead .After '90  the local fishermen added first time brass bead and then tungs
About the evolution of YOUR fly tying.
The only chenille I ever use is micro for San Juan worms and an extended body caddis pattern, and ice or krystal chenille.     I rarely ever tie a wooly bugger with a chenille body.
tiny fly questions
My preferred trout water is the San Juan river in Northern New Mexico.  From past experience most mayflies are typically a size #20 or #22.  Midges, which is the predominate fish food, range
Tools of the trade !
Am I the only person that thinks a hair stacker should be a part of a basic kit? I'd hate to tie a comparadun or any version of an elk/deer hair caddis type pattern without a hair stacker. Hair s
Classic wet fly swap
while some winged wet flies offer a little more bling than others, they are also tied to represent mayflies, caddis/sedges and even terrestrials
Dropper Fly?
I tried dry dropper rigs and hated them until this year. I started fishing a different river this spring and the fish there like to feed on the surface. One of the reasons I hated the dropper system b
September flies from the vise
Cahir caddis, evergreen pupa, soft hackle dry midge, skittering egg-laying caddis, egg-laying diving caddis, ice Pheasant, pheasant tail soft hackle with bead thorax, and hare's ear soft hackle with b
Mop Fly Variant
Moparoo Caddis Body Olive Mop (slight haircut on tail to taper tip)Head/legs Kangaroo (dubbing loop)Thread mono
Source for marabou, especially that bleed less color
i use the following marabou from the caddis fly shop without the bleeding problem   or
Nymph or Flymph or Soft hackle wet fly
Nice article. I think I was close to a flymph but went wrong with the bead head and jig hook. I gather from the article that flymphs are meant to represent ascending Mayflies and Caddis, so no need fo
Caddis Latex Nymphs/Pupae
 Here is a quick  tied latex caddis. Usually I used natural latex but  after a while  the  latex strip  goes down. I like the Virtual nymph latex because is more durable
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
[attachment=64080:image.jpeg] I have been fishing soft hackles since early spring on the Holston and Clinch rivers here in east TN. Never fished them much before this year but probably over 90% of tro
плут оса SBS
Oktober Caddis variation hook Dai Riki 135 #8 thread/rib - UTC 140 burnt orange abdomen - 2mm foam rust wing case/head - 1mm foam brown thorax - dubbing rust wing - Congo Hair orange legs - deer hair
Need help with fly selection for The Butte Montana area
October is streamer season.  Muddlers, woolly buggers, and other big streamers for big rivers.  The streams and rivers will have hatches of small baetis mayflies, and maybe some small caddis
Small Hopper Pattern Wanted
I would think that a yellow never sink caddis would work just fine. Joe
Ostermann's RDH Sedge SBS
Similar to the RDH Stone with a Henry's Fork Hopper body and optional legs. Tied as an October Caddis; if the fires haven't shut down all the rivers up here over the next few weeks, may give it a tr
Ordering Tying Materials
In order to better help please list type flies and fish you are targeting. Rainbow and Brown Trout   Mostly nymphs (bead head hare's ear, pheasant tail) and caddis emergers   I'm wiped c
Hi all from the UK.
Hi everyone, Rob here from Southampton in the UK, I have been tying on and off since about 1991 but only tend to tie what I need to fish with or replace in my box, mainly Damsels, Royal Wulff, apps bl
OK, Spent most of the camping trip showing guests different bugs in the river and then explaining to them about hatches when the fish started jumping in the river that afternoon, Then while cleaning o
Any float-tubers out there?
I had a Caddis U-shaped tube myself, and got years and years of use and enjoyment out of it. Finally sold it, along with my pontoon, to help finance the purchase of my kayak.   Now I'm looking to
August flies from the vice
CDC Caddis nymph.
The value of the roll cast
So, in Sept we are going back to Maine. In one river section there is this awesome and often productive pool to fish and not a lot of back cast room and at the tail of the pool basically 0 back cast r
Fly tyer back from hiatus
philly, I'm on rt. 611 a few miles north of Easton.  I don't remember much about the Virtual Fly Box...I thought it was part of the forum section of the Fly Fisherman magazine website. What
Maggie valley Trip report.
Well done! Congrats on the browns and hope you get a brookie. It sure is nice to see some wild fish are available in that part of the country. Also, getting it done with the elk hair caddis, stimmi,
What are they?
They look like caddis larvae. Good match.
Started shopping at new shop
I've perused Bob Marriott's site before, but between J Stockard, Caddis Fly Shop, FlyFishFood and a couple others, I get everything I need.  Unfortunately the only local supply I have is at Bass
Wanna do the EuroOrBust swap...
I have been wanting to tie some of my Wild Turkey Caddis. This is a good reason, so I'm in.
howdy all
thanks Mr Tom, me thinks size 20 might be my limit. how are you doing with the caddis tie's? I did a few myself....tricky with the elk wing for sure.
A clean, semi organized desk, and some trout ties!
Flies look great!  Curious to know how those antenna will work on the Godard Caddis - I've only ever used strip hackle stems for them. Where are you heading for trout this time of year?  Riv
Slotted bead color
Depends what I'm tying.  For bright colored nymphs or caddis pupae, olive, gray or black nymphs I like black.  For tan and brown nymphs I like copper.  Don't use silver  much unles
July Flies from the Vise
Thanks retro, those caddis look great!
Colorado Trip!
Those two places are pretty far apart and the waters available cover a vast array of conditions, so it'll pay to be prepared for anything. Of course bring your buggers for when fish aren't keyed on ha
Caddis Flys
One of the largest caddis hatches I've ever seen came out of the riffle waters on a river I was fishing in Vermont. Literally overwhelmed the Green Drake hatch that was occurring at the same time. 
Your favorite fly tying tip?
heres a few more from the internet   Tips for Beginning Tyers:Take a class! - Best way to get started, you'll learn a ton of tips, techniques, get a chance to see how to use and select diffe
Your fly for new "trout" waters
#1 Size 16 soft hackle pheasant tail - dress with floatant and fish it dry, or undressed and fish it wet, can fish it upstream dead drift or swing it across and down ( any time there are Caddis or may
First dry flies I have tied in about 10 years
The fish approved so they get a passing grade.  I tie all my midges, caddis and emergers on a scud/Caddis pupae/emerger hook{TMC 2488(fine wire) or TMC 2487(heavy wire)}.  Prefer the fine wi
How long to get "proficient" at tying?
As suggested, take a look at the swaps.  If one interests you sign up for it.  I think tying for swaps helped improve my tying.   They are usually for seem to be for 12 people.  I'
What is your favorite fly pattern?
Wooly bugger in black with a little red flashabou. If I had time I would add a beadhead. I have trout, bass, panfish, pickerel mackerel, striped bass, landlocked salmon and I am probably forgetting so
On what feathers do I find "gray (dun) hackle?
... I've changed back and forth between parachute and trimmed hackle mid hatch, to prove the trimmed hackle is the better imitation. I've never had an occasion when the parachute has out fished the
Trout bug that never fails
Here is one of my favorite bug nymph for trout.  I tie it in size #10-14 on caddis curved hooks:       And the grey version:
June Flies from the Vise
Thanks GP, those caddis are exceptional.
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