Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tying the Rump Caddis

Rump Caddis Emerger

The Rump Caddis is an effective emerger pattern year-round. Fished either as a dropper or drifted under an indicator it is a steady producer on most all waters. However, it really shines when fish are chasing emergers to the surface. In that situation fish from upstream dead-drifting to place your fly in their feeding zone at the end of the drift, then apply a Leisenring Lift twitching the fly to the surface as it rises in the current.

Rump Caddis Recipe

Hook:  #14-#18 Orvis Beadhead
Thread:  8/0 Black Uni-thread
Bead:  Gold Tungsten
Weight:  .015 Lead wire
Abdomen:  Hareline Hare's Ear Plus #1
Rib:  Gold Wire
Wing:  Pheasant Rump Fibers
Hackle:  Pheasant Rump Filoplume
Thorax:  Peacock Ice Dub

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