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Caddis Emerger

I can’t remember where I first saw a fly similar to this, but the thing that made me want to tie it is how versatile it is. You can easily fish this as a dropper, an emerger, or even a dry fly if you tied it on a lighter hook. The fly is pretty simple

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Caterpillar dry fly pattern

Caterpillar Dry Fly

I’m not sure why caterpillar fly patterns aren’t as popular as hoppers, beetles, and ants, but they should be! Especially useful in waters with overhanging trees and bushes, a big caterpillar makes for a big meal for a hopefully big trout. They’re easy and fast to tie, and they float really well. This version is

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Quill body caddis emeger

Quill Body Caddis

This Quill Body Caddis Dry Fly is a remarkable imitation of adult caddisflies. Its defining feature is the quill body, here tied using Polish quills, aka hand-stripped peacock eye quills. This meticulously designed body perfectly mimics the segmented look of caddisflies, enhancing its realism. Complemented by a wing made from elk hair, and a Whiting

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Caddis dry fly

Biot Caddis Dry Fly

The caddisfly, a common insect in freshwater ecosystems, plays a vital role in fly fishing. Us enthusiasts have developed numerous dry fly patterns to imitate caddis flies. These patterns often feature elk hair, CDC (Cul-de-Canard) feathers, and hackle to mimic the insect’s distinct shape and fluttering behavior. This pattern features a caddis green biot for

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Adams dry fly pattern

Adams Dry Fly

How to tie the Adams The Adams fly is a classic dry fly pattern renowned in fly fishing. Created by Leonard Halladay and named after his friend Charles Adams, this versatile fly imitates various mayfly species that float on the water’s surface. Its distinguishable features include a gray or brownish body, grizzly hackle, and upright

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