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    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.





    Last edited by Byron haugh; 07-19-2013 at 10:23 PM.

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    The fly looks great to me. Nice tie in my view, Byron.
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    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.

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    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/

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    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.





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    Byron,

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    It's a variant, with a Nano Silk abdomen ribbed with Micro Pearl Flashabou and a SLF Prism thorax...


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