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    Default A Fly Encouraged by PlanetTrout's pattern

    I have, for many years, fished a caddis pupa soft hackle pattern which has worked wonderfully for me and others. If I can locate a picture, I will post it as well.

    After seeing a pattern by PlanetTrout, I thought I would morph my soft hackle pattern into the next stage of a caddis, a partially emerged, perhaps crippled caddis with the attached shuck.

    Cannot speak to effectiveness, as have not had a chance to fish it, but look forward to doing so.





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    ere is Hans Weilenmann's photo of the soft hackle version I alluded to:



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    A little different version using UV as well.





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    nd an Antron tan dubbing


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    Looks a lot like a Europa caddis with a trailing shuck.
    Cheers,
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    Byron,

    Now go toss that fly on the water and see what happens...heh,heh...use it on a lake and give it a slight, periodic twitch...

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    I don't fish lakes, but am anxious to try it on the Henry's Fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanB View Post
    Looks a lot like a Europa caddis with a trailing shuck.
    Cheers,
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    AlanB
    Could you provide a photo of your Europa Caddis?
    Thanks,
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    Hi Byron, I've just looked up where I first came across this pattern and it is miss named there, should be the streaking caddis, appologies for the confusion I was miss informed. Here's a pic of of it, this one isn't mine. I've seen them done on curved and straight hooks.

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    That makes more sense AlanB. I was trying to imitate a cripple rather than an adult. I shortened the upright deer hair, added a rib, and a trailing shuck to make it more like a cripple.
    Make sense?

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    Makes perfect sense Byron, sure it will do the job. The wing on that photo is a little on the long side. Usually it doesn't go beyond the end of the body. It may be an idea to try tying your dressing on a curved shank hook. Though I know waters here where that fly tied on a curved shank hook would be banned as a wet fly!
    Something I often do if I want a trailing shuck is tie a knot in the shuck material to keep it together at the back. It means the shuck is a little more solidly defined.
    Enjoy Henry's Fork.
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    I follow Davie McPhail on Facebook.
    This fly, entitled "StreakingCaddis- Undertaker" appeared yesterday.






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    lso tried taking a couple pics of my fly "underwater". Hard to do well. I think they give some idea of what it looks like to the trout.
    You can see the mirror effect the surface water presents to the trout.






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