Probably not doing this fly justice. I like fishing this fly. It is sort of hard to describe, so I took a pic of one I tie. Perhaps someone can post a pic of a better tie.
Anyway, I think it is a great little caddis pattern.
The fly looks great to me. Nice tie in my view, Byron.
Your tie looks as good as any. I fished this pattern for 3 days on the upper Colorado with fantastic results. I tie it with more of a standard shuck, sparser and longer. Nice job on the hackle. I usually have a void somewhere when I tie off behind the eye. Not so much tying off on the post, as I do with para adams and such. Again, great pattern. It outfished a standard elk hair by a wide margin.
Not a bad tie. It'll fish. I usually tie it with a lighter but longer schuck, tighter body using Superfine, more wing, and less/shorter hackle. Mine are a bit more like the original, but everyone their own preferences. Here Ralph Cutter, the originator, page on the pattern: http://www.flyline.com/fly_patterns/...ies/ec_caddis/
The first pic was of the fly with more of an egg sack than a trailing shuck.
This one has the traditional trailing shuck. Still prefer a "buggier"/"harrier" body than a smooth body for any caddis.
Lower right hand corner with a few other guys that I just finished...
It's a variant, with a Nano Silk abdomen ribbed with Micro Pearl Flashabou and a SLF Prism thorax...
We all have that one pattern for a bug that we always try first once the bugs being taken on the water are identified.
What is your first pattern or style of Caddis to be used when they are taking Caddis????
I ask this of anyone else as well.
I will admit to tying on an X-Caddis in the appropriate size and color for my first cast.......
This cripple pattern pre dates both the X and E/C and has been very effective for me, in the surface film, for a very long time. I tie 'em in a bunch of colors and sizes:
That's on the water, otherwise it's a Graphic or ESP in the water column below...
Interesting pattern. Have a name?
That is your first thought if Caddis are on the water? Looks interesting. Seems to have a number of triggers present.
Tutorial link included:
Originally Posted by Byron haugh