Monday, February 13, 2017

Tying the Cased Caddis

Cased Caddis



The Cased Caddis pattern has countless versions tied and fished over the years. Many have filled my boxes and have proven very effective. This is the most productive pattern I have been fishing locally in recent years. It is an unweighted version in which I prefer to fish with split-shot placed 12'18" above the fly in order to allow increased movement in the current as it is swept downstream. 


Cased Caddis Recipe

Hook:  #14 Orvis Beadhead
Thread:  6/0 Black Uni-thread
Abdomen:  Rusty-Brown Squirrel 
Thorax:  Light Olive UV Ice-Dub
Hackle:  Furnace Hen