Rocky Road Caddis SBS
Interesting fly, found it over in the FOTW archives; tied out of curiosity's sake.
hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - UTC 140 & 70 tan
abdomen - caribou
thorax - dubbing tan
wing - turkey
hackle - barred tan
mash barb, start thread (140 for the body)
clean a clump of caribou, trim ends; 2 soft loops, then let it spin
pack it, then repeat with clump #2
one more time with clump #3; tie off/trim thread
invert fly, lay the razor on the eye and push straight back
start the 70 thread; a little dubbing for the thorax (helps set the proper wing angle)
fold a strip of turkey quill (gap width), sprayed with fixative (optional but recommended)
tie in at abdomen/thorax junction, wrap forward to eye, fold back, wrap back
tie in hackle, wrap hackle
trim hackle on top, pull turkey forward, tie down, half hitch x2, SHHAN
trim wing, trim hackle flush on bottom
Nice example Scott. Don't you just hate tying with that dang deerhair? It gets so messy from the static and all. I know about the dryer shets etc. but it's still a mess.
I've done a lot of Dahlberg Divers in the past and hate the bloody mess but still keep going back to it in favor of the foam, even though foam heads are so simple .. and clean .. and floatable ..and durable and..*G*
But that's not the ONLY reason we tie is it! You do some nice SBS's.
I've also done some smallish ants/beetles in this style but you know what? The buggers didn't float too well, even in calm water. Hmmm. That took me by surprise.
Good looking fly Scott..... thanks for putting it up!
I really like smaller spun deer hair body flies. I use a variation of the Goddard Caddis quite a bit. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks Scott.