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    Default SBS Korn's WH Apple Caddis Emerger

    Materials List:
    Hook: #16-18
    Wire Head: Gold 28 ga. wire two layers 3 over 4. wire run on top of back to bend.
    Body: 1/3rd DK#3 apple green, 1/3rd olive GSS, 1/3rd fox squirrel dubbing
    Teardrop Wing: light tan hen feather, cut out tip tied tips down then folded back, trim butt.
    Collar: fox squirrel dubbing.


    A step by step:


    make thread base for wire head tie in wire




    add drop of super glue then wrap head 3 over 4 turns 2 layers
    run wire down top of hook shank to bend, cover with thread wraps




    dub 1/3 of shank with apple green dubbing





    add GSS olive dubbing and fox squirrel dubbing to 1/3rd of hook




    prep light tan or ginger hen feather as shown




    tie in feather "V" notch down behind wire head




    fold feather back to form a "teardrop wing"




    add more fox squirrel dubbing in front of wing




    turns of dubbing will force wing back and down, cupping body
    ~ notice the bright green dubbing shining through the wing ~




    completed Korn's WH Apple Caddis Emerger
    tied and photographed by Doug Korn
    Last edited by dr korn; 11-08-2012 at 06:00 PM.
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

    http://55onthefly.blogspot.com/

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    Doug,

    Very nice; really interesting way of incorporating hackle/wing.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Super, super neat ideas here in this one little fly

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    Great idea on the teardrop wing - is that your invention, or just something I never heard of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herefishy View Post
    Great idea on the teardrop wing - is that your invention, or just something I never heard of?
    Yes, I believe it is my invention... I named it a "teardrop wing" because of the shape and hooding effect on the body. In it's finale position it looks like a teardrop... I've never seen this winging technique used on any other fly. Tied in my way, it incorporates the hackle/legs and wing all in one step...

    VARIATIONS: I developed the fly for use on the Delaware River here in New York. We have lots of Apple Caddis with these very light tan wings. I also tie them without wire or bead heads and of course you can change the dubbing and wing colors to imitate any other caddis emerger....
    Last edited by dr korn; 11-08-2012 at 06:05 PM.
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

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    Doug -

    That is a very creative approach with the single feather for the hackle, legs, and wing. Nicely done.

    I am curious about tying the wire down along the top of the hook shank to the bend. Is the intent to simply add weight, or make the fly ride "hook up", or both ??

    John

    P.S. I did finally have a reason to tie some flies using your WH approach - it worked out quite well.
    The fish are always right.

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