Monday, April 18, 2011

Back in business with a new caddis pattern

Well, I had a minor surgery today, which lead me to pass out on painkillers most of the afternoon so now I'm wide awake with a very sore mouth. I sat down at the vise to see what I could come up with.

I caught a video a while back of Aaron Jasper tying his cased caddis jig hook pattern so I thought I'd try it out. These turned out pretty cool. I'll let you know how they work.

Dohiku barbless jig hook, size 14
Ultra Chenille - chartreuse
Wood Duck (I actually used real teal flank for this)
Dubbing - mix of grey squirrel and fox squirrel
Copper ribbing
Tungsten black nickel bead

Of course, I'll need to actually fish before I can try them out. Our trout streams are still feeling the effects of the 2 inches of rain we got in about 4 hours on Saturday. This sucks. Although, they are stocking tomorrow again behind my house. Maybe I'll make it out for an evening trip for easy pickings. It all depends on what time this little guy decides he's ready for bed.


  1. They will definitely work! I tie something very similar but without the teal and they are great as a point fly on a Czech rig, really pull the team down nicely!

  2. really cool pattern. I had mouth surgery yesterday as well

  3. Very cool looking pattern... sorry I didn't notice it last week.