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 later into the evening. I expect to see a multitude of caddis hatching in July, August, and September. But October…not so much. Well, I’m wrong. Perhaps I should be more observant! They still are out there and the fish are taking them with splashy rises.
An Amber Iris Caddis has been working, but I’m not sure why. I couldn’t see any caddis hatching. There were caddis laying eggs on the water and I thought the body color was close…and fish took it. But those splashy rises were interesting.
Did you know Gary LaFontaine identifies 15 different Diving Caddis patterns?
- Brown & Yellow Diving Caddis
- Brown & Green Diving Caddis
- Dark-Gray Diving Caddis
- Ginger Diving Caddis
- Brown Diving Caddis
- Black Diving Caddis
- Gray & Yellow Diving Caddis
- Gray & Brown Diving Caddis
- Gray & Green Diving Caddis
- Brown & Orange Diving Caddis
- Brown & Dark-Blue Diving Caddis
- Black & Yellow Diving Caddis
- White Diving Caddis
- White & Bright-Green Diving Caddis
- Tan & Pale-Green Diving Caddis
I never would have guess there were so many variations! How about you?
Well, I’m still learning.
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