FURLED EXTENDED BODY OCTOBER CADDIS - FOTW - Jun 02, 2012
FURLED EXTENDED BODY OCTOBER CADDIS
While some articles I've read suggest "skating" October Caddis patterns, my approach has involved dead drifting them. This pattern tends to ride very low, by design, and does not "skate" well, although lots of fish do hit it when it is moved slightly. It is more representative of a spent caddis with some movement of the FEB and the antenna and legs taking place below the surface suggesting a struggling insect. At least that is what I imagine the fish are seeing. Whatever they are seeing, a goodly number of them see this fly as food, not fake.
Just to make the point ...
... I went out today and fished a PSC for several hours - in a cold, steady rain with a bit of breeze.
Result was one 14" bull trout and one 18" bull trout - along with 25 cutthroat ranging from about 10" to just over 18".
P.S. I fish the PSC on a Class II full sinking line, generally across and down swinging it with short, steady strips, occasionally changing up the angle of presentation and the length and speed of the strips.