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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tying the Foam Butt Caddis (Video)

The Foam Butt Caddis


The FBC was originally tied as a cricket pattern for the summer months of central Pennsylvania.  It's a versatile pattern that fishes great as intended, and doubles as a warm water popper. It could be called Bluegill candy as well since they cannot ignore it when twitched, and can be irresistible to Brookies when fished along those shady undercut hemlock banks. Tied from #12 through #8, it’s an extremely effective pattern.


Recipe 

Hook: Standard Dry 2XL #10
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-thread
Tail:  Black Foam
Abdomen: Black Foam
Hackle: Black Saddle
Legs:  Round Dun/Black Rubber
Head:  Black Foam
Wing:  Dark Dun Elk Hair