How To Tie The X Caddis: Fly Tying Video

The X Caddis is a wonderfully simple pattern created by Craig Matthews. This fly is a great option when fishing the onset of a caddis hatch as it is intended to imitate a caddis that has broken free of its shuck with a full wing but still has the remains stuck to its body. If your classic Elk Hair isn’t working just yet this fly is probably the ticket.

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X Caddis Ingredients/ Recipe List:
1) Hook – Tiemco 102Y
2) Tail – Sparkle Emerger Yarn Cream
3) Body – Superfine Dubbing Light Cahill
4) Wing – Comparadun Deer Hair Natural
5) Thread – Danville 140 Tan

Tools used to create this fly:
1) Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
2) Scissors – Rising Stellar Scissors
3) Bobbin – Tiemco Double Arm Bobbin Standard
4) Hair Stacker – Umpqua Dream Stream Hair Stacker Red
5) Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Bamboo Whip Finish

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Learn how to the the X Caddis - Video tutorial



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