Friday, June 26, 2015

Tying the Neon Moose

The Neon Moose

The Neon Moose is a Caddis Larva pattern. I fish this pattern very effectively alone under an indicator, but it excels as the bottom fly on a tandem rig along with a #14 C2C Nymph. The moose hair abdomen provides a realistic larva appearance, and the Chartreuse ultra-wire ribbing seems to be an irresistible trigger. It's been in my box for 4 seasons now and has been steady each year.

Neon Moose Recipe

Hook:  #18 Curved Nymph
Bead: 3/32 Black Tungsten
Thread:  8/0 Black Uni-thread
Abdomen: Moose Body Hair
Rib: Small Chartreuse Ultra-wire
Thorax:  Black Ice-dub
Coating:  Bug Bond

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