Monday, August 31, 2015

Olive Latex Caddis Pupa - Step by Step

Materials Used 
#12 Barbless Scud Hook
Golden Pheasant Tail (Natural)
Hungarian Partridge (Natural) 
Camel Dubbing (Olive)
Latex Strip
Prismacolor Marker (Olive)

Tie in the Flymen Caddis Nymph Head snug against the hook eye:

Tie in a short strip of latex at end of hook in bend:

Wrap the latex from back of hook towards the front to make segments 
and tie in approximately the width of the head back from the head:
Cut latex strip and tie down with thread wraps approximately
1/4 of the way back away from the head:

Tie in a second strip of latex approximately 1/4 of the way back 
away from the head then bring thread wrap back to head:

Select a Hungarian Partridge feather and then pluck the fibers at
the top to form a "V" shape. Then position each side of the "V" on 
the sides of the fly to form the legs and tie in with thread wraps:

Cut the excess Hungarian Partridge and add dubbing to the thread:

Dub the thorax of the fly:

Pull the second latex strip towards the head and 
tie in right behind the head:

Select two Golden Pheasant Tail fibers, pinch them together
evenly, and tie in under the tag of the latex strip:

Cut the tag ends of the Golden Pheasant fibers and the latex strip:

Hand color the latex materials with a Prismacolor Olive 
Marker (do not color the bottom of the fly):

Pick/tease the dubbing at bottom to make the fly look "buggy".
Tie the fly to 5X or 6X tippet, make a nice cast, and hang on... :

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Honey Bee

Honey Bee. Made entirely of thread, dubbing, hand made wings, and hand
made legs. No pre-fab materials were used. Bead head is a Flymen Fishing Co.
Evolution Caddis Nymph Head. This is not how the Nymph Head was intended to
be used, but was thinking #beyondtheroundbead2015. @FlymenFishingCo

A live Bumble Bee decided to join the photo:

Friday, August 14, 2015

Easy Caddis Emerger - Step by Step

Materials used: #12 barbless scud hook; Ostrich herl (chartrueuse);
 golden pheasant tail; lead-free wire; ice dubbing (peacock); SLF 
dubbing (chartreuse); CDC; Uni-thread 8/0 (chartreuse):

Wrap the lead-free wire in center of hook shank (amount and size
 of wire can vary depending on the weight/depth you prefer):

Secure the wire with thread wraps while tapering 
the body from the hook eye to the back: 

Tie in the ostrich herl at back (color can be your choice): 

Dub the body (color and type of dubbing can be your choice):

Palmer the ostrich herl over the body, tie it down, and cut excess:

Tie in the CDC for the wing of the emerging caddis fly:

Take two golden pheasant tail fibers and tie in as antenna:

Dub the thorax (color and type of dubbing can be your choice):

Whip finish and cut the thread to complete:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cased Caddis Larva

Cased Caddis Larva

Hook - #12 nymph
Thread - Uni-thread 8/0 (Camel)
Body - Ice Dubbing (Peacock) - Burned to harden
Legs - Golden pheasant tail
Shellback - Thin Skin (Orange Bustard)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Latex Stonefly Nymph

Latex Stonefly Nymph

Hook - #12 nymph
Thread - Uni-thread 8/0 (Fiery Brown)
Tail - Goose Biots (Fiery Brown)
Body - Nymph Skin (Hand colored)
Legs - Golden Pheasant Tail
Shellback - Nymph Skin (Hand colored)
Thorax - Dubbing (Fiery Brown)