This is a pattern I came up with for Little Yellow Sallies, small terrestrial and big Caddis. This is more of a slow water pattern; not as buoyant as the flies with more foam but a more realistic profile.
1. Start with a long shank hook. This is actually a 3761 nymph hook, a thinner wire hook would be better but this is all I had on hand.
2. Tie in a thin piece of razor foam; this is the thinner of the two sizes that come in the package.
3. Wrap the foam forward forming a segmented body. By varying the pressure you can change the thickness and get the foam to taper
4. Tie in some flash for a wing
5. And some bleached deer hair like a large Elk Hair caddis, let the butts form the head and wrap a longer section down for the hackle area.
6. Add the hackle and you’re all done.
7. As usual the only view that matters:
8. Here is a technique I do for a more segmented body without having to add more material. Take a sharpie and color just the edge of your foam strip (I love tying with foam!)
9. Tie in the foam with the colored side down
10. Wrap like before
11. You can see this really accentuates the segments. This would make a nice body for a terrestrial Bee of Yellow Jacket
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