The Detached Body Caddis is a buggy all-purpose pattern that should be in everyone’s fly box. In my waters it comes to good use in early summer when the small white winged bugs are emerging. The prime time for this one is in the first part of the season, and in the final stages of […]
Dyret is an animal in evenings. Catches fish when those swimming pupae are out. A great caddis imitation by one of the great creative fly tiers from Rena, Norway.
The Stonefly Caddis does great on a caddis hatch. Equally it can be fished as a egg laying stonefly. The CdC under the deer hair wing creates fuzz and life on the surface, just like those busy egg laying stoneflies do.
On the water, the caddis is a lively fly. Never resting, always whirling and poking around on the water film. This fly is my go-to caddis with a nice surprise. A CdC feather is palmered on the shank to create the illusion of movement and legs.
Gary La Fontaine spent time under water studying emerging caddis pupae. His studies resulted in a revolutionary caddis pupae concept – The Sparkle Pupae and the Deep Sparkle Pupae. Here’s the Sparkle Pupae with a couple of twists.
The Rena Caddis Emerger is my own variation on the caddis emerger that I find particularly effective in the River Rena (Renaelva) during normal conditions. Even though most caddises does not emerge in water, I find this pattern particularly effective during the early stages of a caddis hatch.
The CdC and Elk Emerger is part of a concept of its own. Created by Hans Weilenmann these flies are beautiful, easy to tie and catches fish like nothing else. They can be tied in several ways to imitate different stages of a life cycle. Longer elk wings yields an adult. These short wings creates […]