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River Road Creations wing cutters?
I  have tried the Reel Wings Sedge Small, but I really have a hard time with fat fingers getting the wing positioned, cutting the V in the tab only made things worse.  So I thought would l
Flies for spawning cutthroats
I caught cuts in Idaho on worms and single eggs  way back when, have never been back with flies. It must have post spawn, it was warm enough to camp at 8700'. A half inch long piece of red worm t
Old style wet fly fishing - cast of three flies - need help!
Had limited time, therefore only 1. He hit the lead/front fly, but that could have also been because it was a color matching the tan Caddis hatch that was on... It was also a different river, more li
Looking for panfish ideas
A chartreuse Clown Shoe Caddis has been demolishing fish in Ohio this spring.   
Cammisa's CDC Green Caddis
Get your Grannom flies out now!  My newest video features Cammisa's CDC Green Caddis, one that is intended to represent the Grannom caddisflies (and Mother's Day Caddis).   This one has perf
May Flies From The Vise
Dark BasilReverse the body colors and it'd make a passable Mother's Day Caddishook - Mustad 94840 #10thread - Danville 6/0 blackrib - oval tinsel goldbody - dubbing rear - olive, front - bright greenb
Hair stackers, stainless
Al Troth used to drill a short board and glue empty .22 casings in the holes (seems like 12 casings).  He could stack hair for about a dozen of his elk hair caddis' in a couple taps. He was
9' 7wt 3pc
just wanted to let you know that the rod casts beautiful, far and accurate. I am not just saying that to be nice, I really like it a lot! the line lays out perfect, nice loop, feels light an
Animal hair that sinks?
I know pretty well that the deer hair (whitetail, elk, moose) floats but what animal hair is better for sinking flies? Also aware that polar bear sinks and quite durable. But also not readily availa
Simple Czech Nymph
Made a video up on how I tie a simple czech nymph style fly, this pattern is my go to caddis imitation and has accounted for a lot of fish for me! This video is geared toward beginners so theres a lot
April Flies From The Vise
Couple of Barr's Graphic Caddis. Size 16. One with some caddis green ice dub under the rib, the other one without.
Apple Caddis Pupa
I copied and pasted "Apple Caddis Pupa fly" from your post ... and got a half dozen suggestions at the top of the page.
2018 casting for recovery australia
mayflies? caddis flies? stoneflies?
Animas in March
Finally I am back fishing!  After a months recovery from melanoma surgery, I am very happy to be back on the water!     The animas is a free flowing river, and that means that the water
Does anyone monitor Green Caddis e-mail?
Just wondering if anyone here knows who runs Green Caddis Outfitters.  I ordered 2 fly boxes in February and only received one of them.  I was received an e-mail from them for a refund and I
Simple Caddis Pupa
Sometimes you want to fill up a box with some caddis.  When doing so, you dont always want a fly that take a long time to tie, instead you want something thats quick and easy.  Well this is
Guinea Foul feathers
Looks nice sparsely tied on a wet fly pattern in front of a fur wing, here's an October caddis pattern by Steve Bird (don't know if he's any relation to Cal Bird) from his Soft Hackle Journal website.
Southern Pink Moth Pattern
The Luna Moth is light/florescent green.  What you're referring to, Philly, is probably a Cecropia Moth.   As stated by the guys above, any moth/miller/caddis pattern in yellow and pink woul
Antron yarn won't turn black when heated with flame
I'm tying the Peeping Caddis/Eruciform Larvae; I am melting the end to simulate the head of a Caddis pupa coming out of it's cocoon under the surface and splits it's pupal shuck... 
March Flies From The Vise
I've been having fun filling boxes this month before the weather changes for the better. My caddis box is now complete with the latest additions of the F2 Caddis Pupa.   And A lighter Color 
Favorite hair for Elk Hair Caddis?
I tie a CDC and Elk but like the originator I use deer hair.   I've found it's easier to tie than Elk hair caddis and possibly more effective.   When I first started tying it, 20 o
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
Three sets if flies on my front porch this morning, Dubs Green Caddis Nymphs, Cphubert's Latex Nymphs and Troutguy's Caddis Worms.  Cphubert also tied a set of Flying Ants.  Only two sets ye
Kevin Compton's Double Duck Caddis
My newest video features Kevin Compton of Performance Flies tying his Double Duck Caddis.  Kevin demonstrates some intermediate tying techniques in this one, and then shares the situations in whi
Does anybody have, and use, a Herter's Professional Wing Maker?
tctrout:  I can't tell you how many of your videos I have watched and learned from in the past 2 years!  So nice to kinda-sorta meet you!    A little background:  I'm 75 years
looking for user reviews (vest vs. sling pack)
@feathers5 can click rear view here   It has inside zippered mesh pockets too, and I think three pocke
What are Partridge Fibers, beard style?
Hi all...  I'm gonna attempt to tie an Olive Peeking Caddis fly, which is calling for Brown Partridge Fibers, Beard Style for the legs.  In my two years of fly tying, I have never heard
Exotics - carabou and camel?
 search; caribou caddis  or use like deer in spun body (if shorter and finer than other deer, it would be better on smallish flies)   I would assume the camel is dubbing.
Springer Hair Fly
I remember now. It was the Trude. Very effective when tied with an orange body to imitate an October Caddis.   
Share your peeping caddis
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
Spun Bodies
Very topical topic. I've been working on Irresistables and Goddard caddis in size 16 to start. When I switched from elk to mulie body hair for spinning the results got immediately better. The mulie bo
February Flies from the Vise
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Animas River Fishing in January
The Animas is one of those rivers that can either be amazing, or terrible!  I have fished it many times getting skunked, and I also have fished it where I have excellent days!  Today was an
my kind of PT Variants
Nice flies, should work in Maine in a caddis hatch.
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
I'm about half way through, took me a bit before I had a chance too get hooks, I'm doing a caddis larvae with a bead head and soft hackle.
GTI Caddis
So I fished the Animas, and the guy working at the fly shop recommended a caddis pupae.  So I grabbed a few of them in size 14, and went to fish.  Sure enough I caught a few fish on it, and
Did FTF Go Down For a Few Days or...
Did you not read my reply above??   Plus if it is your green caddis account, that has nothing at all to do with me. That is a fly gear business that Smalliehunter owns and I am not affiliated wit
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
I've been tying Lafountaine DSPs and ESPs since the book came out in the 80's.  They are great caddis patterns, sometimes the only thing that works with any consistency during a caddis emergence.
A Curmudgeon Moment
I like those green caddis mop flies.  They look edible and took a lot of innovative thinking to make  them so.  .    Rocco
January Flies from the Vise
Looks great Dave! I dont see anything you need to change. Heres a little Caddis w/ rabbit,deer hair,and flash. Fun tie.
Deer Hair "Green Weenie"
019.JPG  This one is tied over thin lead wire wraps and it has worked just fine for decades.     Rocco     Very nice! ...but those aren't green weenies.  They are cad
Spring Life Cycle
  i wonder how excited he would get with a mayfly cycle :) Not as much as a caddis. I like fishing caddis flies!
Europea 12 (Variant)
Here's a caddis pattern thats popular in Scandinavia whenever there are caddis flies on the water. My variant utilizes the barbules on the CdC feather to give some extra spice to the fly. I have fishe
Europea 12 (Variant)
Here's a caddis pattern thats popular in Scandinavia whenever there are caddis flies on the water. My variant utilizes the barbules on the CdC feather to give some extra spice to the fly. I have fishe
New fly of the week is up
Sorry it's a couple days late, this past week has been a busy one. This is one of my all time favorite trout flies. Not sure the actual name of it but I've always called it the d-rib caddis. Super eas
skagit for spring creeks / small trout streams?
    Dave G,   The video above shows some skagit work that might apply to your situation w/o a two handed rod,  The rod in use is a custom 7'9  3 wt and the caster is the cre
New Swap Idea
From what i recall, there was 4 of us not including the swapmeister- each person tied 4 of each stage if a particular bug- i.e. - 4 caddis pupae, 4 caddis nymphs, 4 adult caddis patterns
December flies from the Vise
Spring time caddis dreams
Where to find Shane Stalcup's caddis body material
More's the pity that Shane never finished the caddis fly book follow on to "Mayflies". Was going to say that looked pretty easy to make, so glad the OP figured it out. Does not really look like it is
Fly of the week
Hey guys, just wanted to share the first two weeks of my "fly of the week" tutorial I started up on my website. The first week was the fox tail shrimp and this week is my variation of the Kwan fly. Im
Regal Vice ?
I'm not gonna argue with Mogup's suggestion for the standard jaws.  Seems like a practical choice, and those jaws have been around for almost 40 yrs, I believe.   I have the midge jaws but h
My new pet Dinosaur
will it take an elk hair caddis?
Where on the partridge skin do I find the flank tip?
Hi... I'm trying to tie a Spent Caddis fly which calls for a blond hen pheasant flank tip for the wings.  Where do I find that particular feather?  or substitute?
Can Someone Please ID This Insect?
One afternoon I seined the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico to try and determine what the fish were rising to. My sein trapped a very odd insect (seen below) besides a lot of (expected) midges. &
Caddis Pupa
Hi,   hatching Caddis Pupa. Hope you like it...     MW
Late Summer / Early Autumn Dry and Nymph Swap
Lets try again.   As the northern hemisphere moves towards winter, I want you to think about your favourite late season patterns (typically for brown trout).   Some friends and I are heading
Antennae / horns on caddis pupa
Here are caddis pupa from a trout I throat pumped.   Here are caddis pupa from Rick Hafele:   From Troutnut:   The main feature are the wings and legs folded along side the body and
What Is This ?
Cricket I believe used to make lighters that might have fit in that but since there is a caddis on it I figured it had to be for something fly fishing related. im with ya man...I really wanted to figu
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
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