From our friends at In The Riffle.
This is a very deadly, relatively unknown pattern. The Spotlight Caddis is a dry emerger, which means it sits on top of the surface film, with the butt end of the fly submerged in the water. This makes the fly look as if it is struggling to break the surface of the water, and big trout know this means dinner time! It can be tied in Tan, Olive, or Black, all of which are effective depending on the hatch. It is a very busy fly to tie and a lot of materials are crammed onto this little size 14 hook. But it is well worth the effort!
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Spotlight Caddis Emerger Recipe:
Hook: #12-18 Tiemco 2487
Thread: Black Veevus 14/0
Rib: Copper Small Wire
Body1: Medium Veevus Pearlescent Tinsel
Body2: Olive Micro Velvet Chenille
Parachute: Calf Body Hair
Antennae: Natural Mallard Flank
Wing: White McFlylon
Hackle: Natural Dun Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
Dubbing: Natural Hare’s Ear or Gray Hareline Dubbing