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.


I love to use this fly. It is a pattern that is multi functional, and is good to bring whenever there’s a stonefly or a caddis hatch.

When you tie it, please do not be to careful. Make an untidy fly and strive to get that buggy feel to it. Both the abdomen and thorax are tied with touch dubbing technique. That is: Split the thread, apply some tying wax and touch dub a spiky dubbing.

I like to use hare dubbing. A tan or natural beige variant in the body, and a black one in front. If you have the Davy Wotton SLF hare dubbing – use it! The flash does the trick.

Before you tie in the deer hair wing, tie in some CdC barbules underneath. They will bring the fly to life as soon as it hits the water.


Hook: Hends BL 454, sizes 12-16 (or any other dry fly hook)
Thread: Veevuz 14/0 Black or Brown
Abdomen: Touch dubbed natural Hare Dubbing with SLF or flash
Wing 1: One CdC feather – small
Wing 2: Deer hair
Thorax: Black Hare Dubbing – touch dubbe

Materials are listed in order of tying.

Read more about the Hends BL 454 here

Fishing Tips

High and dry  – dead drift as most other dry duns.