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Fly of the Month

December  2011

Spent Partridge Caddis 

This pattern was developed by Sheralee Lawson of Last Chance Idaho for use on the Henry’s Fork.  It has since proven to be very effective on many other streams nationwide.  It offers a very good silhouette and, just as important, is easy for the angler to see.   The wing is tied down flat against the body.  Wind the hackle so that the peacock hearl shows through.  Then trim it top and bottom to produce a flush floating fly.  Click on link to view a video showing A.K. Best tying the spent caddis  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrjRzzMbNGk 

Hook  --  Mustad 94840 (#14-#18)

Body  --  Tan or Olive synthetic

Wing  --  Grouse or mottled hen saddle feather fibers

Hackle –  Brown and Grizzly mixed

Thorax – Peacock Hearl


Alan Bowers



Spent Partridge Caddis

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