That is a simple weighted Caddis Larva. Not too many materials, just a few tying steps and no expensive materials. Just a good fishing fly.
- Hook: Gamakatsu F22 #10
- Thread: Uni 8/0 Black
- Weight: Lead Wire
- Tail: Natural CDC
- Ribbing: Mono
- Back: Stretch Flex Clear
- Dubbing: Abdomen Hare’s Ear mixed with Ice Dub, Thorax Peacock Dubbing Brown
- Coloration: Marker Pens
I posted this pattern some weeks ago on my blog and on Facebook and I was asked, if I could do a step by step tutorial about it. So, here it is. I hope you like it as much as I do.
- Hook: Maruto C47 BL # 12
- Weight: Tungsten Bead Black Nickel
- Thread: Dyneema
- Body: Thread-Underbody, olive marker pen, Flashabou, Polish Quills green
- Resin: Bug Bond Lite
- Dubbing: SLF light olive and cinnamon
- Wings: Flashabou Mirage colored with a brown marker pen
- Wing Case: Pheasant
- Legs: Partridge
Put the hook with the tungsten bead in the vise.
Form the unterbody with your thread and tie in the Flashabou and Polish Quill.
Color the underbody with an olive marker pen and wind the Flashabou and then the Polish Quill around the body and secure it with your tying thread.
Put some Bug Bond Lite on the body and cure the resin with your Bug Bond torch. Then, tie in some strands from a pheasant tail feather as shown.
Dub some SLF light olive on the fly and tie in the brown colored Flashabou Mirage. Cut the Mirage like shown on the photo.
Dub the rest with SLF in cinnamon till you reach the tungsten bead.
Cut a „V“ out of a partridge feather and tie in the fibres of the partridge as legs. Then fold the pheasant strands to the front to create the wing case and catch it with your tying thread. Put a drop of Bug Bond Lite on the wing case incl. the thread with which you catch the pheasant. Cure the Bug Bond Lite with your Bug Bond torch and cut the thread. You’re done! The Bug Bond Lite makes it super strong! You don’t need to do whip finish!
That’s it! Now grab your fly rod and catch some nice trout or grayling or whatever you like to catch with nymphs and pupas!