Friday, 13 March 2009

Trapped Raffine-Caddis

Another raffine-led caddis pattern. This time the hackle is clipped underneath so the wing and thorax sit in the surface film with the abdomen piercing through. A little floatant through the hckle and smeared lightly on the wing will keep it bouyant. With these patterns, if they do sink, let them fish wet - for the fish will happily take a drowned, spent or diving caddis

Hook: B100 #14
Thread: Moser Powersilk 10/0, Orange
Hotspot: Fluo green floss
Hackle: Rooster, Badger
Abdomen: Wapsi Superfine, blended olive
Thorax: Hare, dyed yellow
Wing: Raffine


letumgo said...

Dave - While your playing with raffine, you may be interested in this simple winging technique. It probably isn't needed for fishing flies, but if your giving a tying demonsration it is a nice technique.

Scott Dickey said...

Love this fly, nice work.