Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tying the Original Foam-Butt Caddis

Foam-Butt Caddis


The FBC was originally tied in this version as a cricket pattern for trout, It has since morphed into an extremely effective warm-water pattern as well. However, the version shown here has continued to hold a spot in my trout boxes throughout. Skate or skitter across tailouts and fish it tight to the bank. 


FBC Recipe

Hook:  #14-10 3x Long Dry
Thread:  Black 6/0
Body:   2mm Black Fly Foam
Hackle:  Black Dry (One Size larger)
Legs:  Brown Medium Centipede Legs
Wing:  Dun Elk Hair


The Foam-Butt Caddis