Dette Caddis

Dette Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Dette Caddis. The Dette Caddis is another fly I found in Eric Leiser’s book about Walt and Winnie Dette and their daughter Mary Dette Clark and their impact on classic Catskill flies. The book is entitled The Dettes – A Catskill Legend (1992). On the instruction page about how to…

My Favorite Caddis Imitations

My Favorite Caddis Imitations

I’ve spent some time on my favorite river over the last couple of weeks waiting for hatches and rising fish. Some days, I was rewarded…other days I sat a lot and watched the river. While waiting, I decided to look in the streamside vegetation to see if I could locate some bugs. I thought it…

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Wright’s Fluttering Caddis. This is a fly that was recently brought to my attention by a customer asking me to tie some. I hadn’t heard of the fly before, but it’s similar to Buz Buszek’s Kings River Caddis below. The only real difference is the wing. Leonard Wright…

Lawson’s Spent Partridge Caddis

Lawson’s Spent Partridge Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Lawson’s Spent Partridge Caddis. I purchased this Lawson’s Spent Partridge Caddis recently at Henry’s Fork Anglers in Last Chance, ID along the banks of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. It’s one of a handful of flies I plan to highlight in future Throw Back Thursday…

Lawson’s EZ Caddis

Lawson’s EZ Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Lawson’s EZ Caddis. Lawson’s EZ Caddis is an offshoot of his Spent Partridge Caddis he created over 40 years ago. The reason is fairly simple how the fly came about…old age. Yup, as Mike got older it was more difficult for him to pick up the fly….

Ready for October Caddis?

Ready for October Caddis?

It’s late September and October will be here before we know it. Can you believe Summer is almost over? I just finished a fly order for some October Caddis and that got me thinking about checking my fly boxes to see if I have enough flies for myself! Are you ready for October Caddis? I was…