This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Goddard Caddis.
Originally known as the G & H Sedge, it was created by John Goddard and Clive Henry in England as a stillwater pattern. Goddard gave the pattern to Andre Puyans (a great fly tyer as well from California) in the 1960’s. Puyans in turn shared it in the Bay Area and called the fly the Goddard Caddis.
The original stillwater version was tied with a belly of green fur with clipped deer hair over the top.
Today, Leroy Hyatt ties some of the best Goddard Caddis flies available anywhere. You can purchase his flies through Blue Ribbon Flies. I first saw Leroy tie flies on a program published by Idaho Public Television called: Fly Tying – An Angler’s Art. The host was Dave Engerbretson. They would tie 2 or 3 flies on each episode. That was WAY before Youtube! I always looked forward to their show.
I found the following video on Youtube. Evidently, Leroy tied on a Dyna-King Professional Vise because it’s on the Dyna-King channel.
Enjoy…and go fish!