How To Tie The Goddard Caddis: Fly Tying Video

Need a caddis fly that floats nice and high? Look no further than the Goddard Caddis. This dry fly floats like a cork! Created by two English fly tiers and fishers John Goddard and Clive Henry in the early ’60’s this fly is a must have in. With a full body of spun / flared elk hair it is a great pattern to throw in faster moving water or if you need to give some twitchy action to encourage strikes but don’t want to continually sink/cure your fly. I like to fish it solo or along with a smaller trailing dry fly behind it.

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Goddard Caddis Recipe:
Hook – Tiemco TMC 100
Thread – Veevus 10/0 Brown
Body – Spinning Mule Deer Hair
Hackle – Whiting Farms High and Dry Hackle Cape Brown
Antenna – Hackle Brown Hackle Quill

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Loon Razors Scissors 4″
Bobbin – Dr. Slick Titanium Oxide Bobbin
Hackle Pliers – Tiemco Spinning Hackle Pliers
Hackle Gauge – Griffin Hook Hackle Gauge
Glue – Zap a Gap CA+
Whip Finish – Loon Ergo Whip Finish

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Learn to tie the Goddard Caddis fly tying video tutorial


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