Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tying the Valley Caddis (Video)

Valley Caddis

              The Valley Caddis Nymph is one of my personal favorites. Tied originally for Valley Creek in Valley Forge PA, it began as a whim at the vise and ended up one of my best producing nymphs on most every water. Sometimes you tie a pattern with the best of hopes and it just spends time getting wet and enjoying the stream. The Valley Caddis spends most of it's time drifting along and getting chewed on. Which is a good thing, as far as fly patterns go. Easy to tie and productive on the water.

Tying the Valley Caddis


Hook:  #12-16 Standard Scud/Caddis 
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-thread
Rib:  Medium Orvis Olive Body Glass
Shellback:  Wild Turkey Tail Fibers
Abdomen:  Natural Haretron
Legs:  Lemon Wood Duck
Thorax:  Natural Haretron

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