Catgut Caddis Nymph
Type: Posts; User: Joe Billingsley
Catgut Caddis Nymph
I know this is not a very exciting suggestion, but I fished the South Platte in Elevenmile Canyon 2 weeks ago and one of the days the larger browns were all over the plain old boring black Wooly...
Very cool looking little fly, Ralph. Change colors and sizes and it would imitate darn near anything on the water.
I used to use dun or tan posts to match the wing color of the fly I was tying. I now use black, pink, orange, red, reflective pearl, and whatever else I can see better. I catch just as many if not...
Me, too. The Dai Riki, as Scott said, or the Tiemco 2487 or 2488. Not the heavier wire 2457.
I use Widow's Web (the same as Congo Hair?) for almost all of my posts, both larger and smaller than #16. After I finish the fly, I comb it and it "poofs" out, making it easier for me to see.
I tend to like the same thing with my posts as Scott. Since mine are relatively thick, as Ralph noted that is probably why this method worked so easily and well for me. I've always done the thread...
Tied one last night as some of you did, I'm sure. I didn't change how many hackle wraps I usually put on, didn't lengthen the post any, and didn't put anywhere near as much resin on as Tim did in his...
I was wondering about the weight factor. Is resin heavier than super glue? Hardening it shouldn't increase its weight, but I wouldn't put as much on as he does in the video. Almost the...
It's another UV resin that he has been using in his videos for a while now. Resin and light are together to be more convenient.
I have seen the methods of just using super glue on the thread and not using a whip finish and "never having it fail", but for some reason I have a fear of the glue dissolving or weakening or...
You probably saw this already, but this is an interesting way of hackling parachute flies. I've used super glue on the post to stiffen it before winding the hackle and applied a drop after tying off,...
I go along with Ralph on the movement theory. We are trying to imitate living creatures that move in some way or another at various times in their life. I believe any materials we can incorporate...
Here is Sawyer's Killer Bug, at least Orvis' version.
Thanks for putting this fly on the site (great tie by the way, Scott). I tied and used it with great success a number of years ago after I got one of La Fontaine's books that described it. For...
Thanks for the tips. It is on my PC. I uninstalled and then reinstalled the Flash Player but it didn't help. YouTube works fine on my iPad. Vimeo has never worked well on Firefox but they say they're...
I tie it the original way and have used it successfully for years. It's a great pattern. John Geirach described a hatching caddis as looking like a drowned cat and the Bird's Nest certainly fits that...
In the last month or two, I can't watch any YouTube video for more than a second without it freezing (buffering? Is that the right word?), any time of day or night and at any resolution. I've tried...
Here is his YouTube channel. Good stuff.
I think it is a fun idea but I can just imagine trying to fight the wind. I have enough trouble in my dining room with no wind.
I like the description: "Great clean design for weary trout."
Is this fly only for tired trout?
Agreed. But, I would think this fly he tied would be used in slow moving or still water and would be effective in those types of water and for finicky fish. Still, tearing off half the...
I just watched this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il8PieaI7GI - and he strips the hackle off one side of his dry fly hackle. I do this with wet fly hackle for many subsurface and emerger...
Beautiful water, Scott.
Everything you read in books or see on videos describing how to tie a non-slip loop knot tells how to close the knot down before you tighten it so it will be a small loop. Does it really matter? I...