Here is the fly pattern sheet for the X Caddis.

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Materials

Hook:

Daiichi 1182, TMC 100 #12 – 20

Thread:

8/0 Uni thread to match body color

Shuck:

Amber or gold crinkled Zelon

Body:

Zelon dubbing – olive, amber, tan or black; or any dry fly dubbing

Wing:

X caddis deer hair

Directions:

  1. Tie on shuck or zelon 1/4 to 1/3 length of hook shank.
  2. Dub a body forward about ¾ of the hook shank.
  3. Tie in wing, it should extend back to the bend of the hook or end of shuck.
  4. Whip finish and trim thread.

Optional:

Tie in a short piece of hi-vis antron as the last step on top of the wing. I find it helpful in picking up the fly during low-light conditions.

Here is a link to my RiverKeeper Flies YouTube channel:

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2 Comments

  1. checking on fly availability X Caddis #12 #14 4 ea Morrish Deep Oct Caddis Variant #8 4ea Tks George

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