HARROP’S HENRY’S FORK CADDIS (from the archives)
I give a tip of the hat to BB member Normand for an idea on how to present this very effective caddis pattern.
- Peacock Herl
- Grizzly Hackle
Tie in biot by butt and wrap forward.
Tie in and trim CDC wing
Tie in hackle and herl
Wrap herl forward and tie off
Palmer hackle forward and tie off
Learned this one in a fly tying class conducted by Leslie Harrop a couple years ago, and it has become my go to caddis pattern. It rides very low, which is one reason it is so effective. Is it an emerger, a cripple, an adult, an ovipositing female, or a spent or drowning caddis? Only the fish know, and the fish are always right.
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