Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tying the Long Cress

Long Cress



This pattern is my all-purpose Cress Bug / Scud pattern for most all of the local limestone and Spring Creeks I frequent. It's a simple to tie, quickly reproducible & effective must-have for my box. Tied in sizes 14-18 and in both natural and olive Hare-tron, 

Long Cress Pattern

Hook:  #14-18 Caddis Emerger
Thread: Rusty-Brown 8/0 Uni-thread
Rib:  Fine Gold Wire
Body:  Natural Hare-tron 
Shell-back:  Tan CDC