With Euro/Tight Line nymphing being all the rage why not take a classic fly like the Copper John and trick it out a little with a jigged hook and some weight. To me it only makes sense and makes for an awesome fly. Adding some lead or lead free wire helps an already heavy fly get into the zone fast! With a little added flair of the MFC barred rubber legs this fly is deadly.
This fly is just that, simple. Utilizing just a couple of different materials this fly is very easy to tie but doesn’t compromise fish catching ability. Great in the morning or evening when caddis are really moving and shaking. Fish it with a little weight or tandem with a weighted fly to get it in the zone.
John Barr has done it again. This Caddis Pupa / Emerger is an awesome looking fly for both fly fishers and fish. It’s tied in a couple of color variations, but the one we featured here is a bright green with a silver hot spot that is sure to attract fish. This is a wonderful pattern during the late spring and summer months when caddis activity is at its peak. Fish it as a dropper, on the swing, or in an indicator nymph rig to get hooked up!
With a name like Holy Grail Caddis this fly out the gates better work right? Does it ever!! Utilizing go to natural materials, Partridge, Pheasant tail and Hare’s ear and offering just enough flash with the tinsel ribbing this fly has it all. I love fishing this fly in the summer months as a dropper below a large Elk Hair Caddis, Puterbaugh’s Caddis or any other buoyant caddis dry fly. It works great when the you have an early caddis emergence with the majority of the bugs making their way up the water column or stuck under the surface tension of the water. This a must have summer fly in my box
What can be said for the good old Elk Hair Caddis? Is fishing dry flies your thing? Then I am sure you have a load of Elk Hair Caddis variations in your box.
Whether you are heading to the famous Mothers day hatch on the Arkansas River in Colorado or simply matching any other caddis fly across the nation this pattern will get it done. Continue reading “How to Tie an Egg Laying Caddis: Fly Tying Video”
Bever’s Better Buckskin was created by Luke Bever. It is an improved version of original Buckskin fly patterns. In the main abdomen/body section, we used chamois material from an auto parts store, cut in to thin strips. Buckskin patterns are designed to imitate free-ranging caddis larva that roam around rocks and river bottoms. They are effective year ’round and should always be in your fly box. Weight them down and fish ’em near the bottom, and you’ll surely tempt some unwitting trout. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bever’s Better Buckskin: Video”
The October caddis fly is the last chance to throw big bugs for eager trout. With winter bringing midge season soon this is definitely something to look forward to. Our version is tied with an orange body and a very full elk hair wing. This gives it a great profile on the water when trying to imitate the large wing of the October caddis and also keeps it very buoyant. Fish it on its own or on top of a dropper rig. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa.
Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers