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Fly of the Month

February 2014  

  

                                                             CRIPPLED CADDIS

 

 

This pattern was created by West Yellowstone guide Rowan Nyman to be an imitator of defective emerging caddis.  I have also had success using it as a general searcher/attractor.  The wing is tied in at the normal position.. The butts are left long as shown in the photo.  The wing itself is divided with figure  wraps.  The hackle is wound over the wing tie-in bindings then clipped on the bottom making a flush floating pattern.  When wrapping the head force the zelon wing butts up to a 45 degree angle.  The upright zelon makes the fly easier to see in low light.  The colors can be changed to imitate different naturals.

 

 

                                                Hook  :  Dry fly,  #12 - #18

                                                Body  :  Tan zelon dubbing

                                                Wing  :  Dun or tan zelon

                                                Hackle  :  Brown or dyed brown grizzly

 

 

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by Alan Bowers

 

Crippled Caddis

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