This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the McKenzie Caddis dry fly.
This odd looking body color matches the real insect found on the McKenzie River in Oregon. I found this fly pattern in the 1980’s when I tied a few of these flies for the first time.
These caddis flies begin hatching in mid-May and is a major hatch anticipated by many fly fishers. And they are big! Females can be in the #8 – 10 range, while males will be a little smaller in size 10 – 12.
So if you live in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, you better have a few of these bugs in your fly box.