McKenzie Caddis Wet Fly

McKenzie Caddis Wet Fly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the McKenzie Caddis Wet Fly. This is the companion fly to last week’s TBT fly – the McKenzie Caddis Dry Fly. As I mentioned in last week’s post, I found these fly patterns from the Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene, OR probably in the 1980’s. These caddis flies…

LaFontaine Diving Caddis

LaFontaine Diving Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the LaFontaine Diving Caddis. If you’re a frequent visitor to RiverKeeper Flies, you might recognize a theme of several LaFontaine Caddisflies, including the LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa and the LaFontaine Emergent Pupa. Brown & Green Diving Caddis In the past week or so, we’ve been fishing later and…

October Fly Box

October Fly Box

Here are the flies I’m carrying in my October fly box. I’ll begin with the October Caddis just because of it’s name. These are big bugs, sizes 8 – 10. You’ll see October Caddis flitting over the water laying eggs. I usually blind cast an imitation because fish don’t take them like a normal “hatch”….

LaFontaine Emergent Pupa

LaFontaine Emergent Pupa

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the LaFontaine Emergent Pupa. Anyone see any continuity from last week? Just checking… The LaFontaine Emergent Pupa is the final phase of a caddis as it climbs out of its pupal shuck and makes its way to the surface to finally fly away from the water. The earlier stage…

LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa

LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the LaFontaine Deep Sparkle Pupa. Here is a fly I tied many years ago. I first learned of the Deep Sparkle Pupa when I purchased Gary LaFontaine’s book entitled Caddisflies in the 1980s. It took him 10 years to write the book because of the research he performed. When Gary…