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Monday, October 26, 2015

Tying the Foam Butt Caddis

The Foam Butt Caddis



The Foam Butt Caddis has with me for as long as I can remember. It was originally tied as a cricket pattern for trout (in which it does well), and over the years gained popularity as bluegill candy. But when tied slightly larger and with a stinger style hook, it transitioned to a large gill /bass fly. This pattern each year picks up my largest gills and countless bass when twitched around lily pads, bank edges & even open water. It's durable and floats like a cork. 

FBC Recipe

Hook: #6 Gamakatsu Stinger
Thread:  Black 6/0
Body:  Thin Razor Foam (Cut 3/16" wide)
Hackle:  #10 Black Dry
Wing:  Ginger Elk