BF CADDIS

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CompleteBFCaddis
An Easy to tie fly, but deadly as a caddis larvae or at a pinch, a blackfly imitation.

MATERIALS:

HOOK: Heavy Wire Scud Hook - # 18 to #12
BODY: Nymph Skin, Stretchable Rubber, Dark Olive or Black (Size: 4mm) (Substitute: Raffia or Swiss Straw)
RIB: Green Wire
THORAX: Olive Superbrite Dubbing (Substitute: SLF Olive Dubbing, Caddis Lifecycle Dubbing)
BEAD: Tungsten or Brass, gold colour. Size to match hook. (Optional: Bead can be left out, or a glass bead used)
THREAD: Olive 8/0


TYING INSTRUCTIONS:

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STEP 1. Mount your hook as shown, after de-barbing it and slipping the bead on.

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STEP 2. Start your thread on the hook, and tie in the green wire.

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STEP 3. Take your thread forward, and tie in the nymph skin right in the front.

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STEP 4. Tie the nymph skin down all the way down. This is to keep a uniform shape.
We do not want un-even lumps on the hook shank. Once we wrap the nymph skin back, we will
have a smooth uniform shape. (See later in the sequence).

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STEP 5. Take your thread to the front, and then wrap the nymph skin around the hook shank, right to the front as well.
Try to overlap the nymph skin, to create a nice "segmentation". Then take a few turns of thread around the nymph
skin, pull it tight and cut the excess off.

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STEP 6. Now wind the wire to the front, making sure your spacing is nice and even, creating an even better segmentation,
and also securing the nymph skin.

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STEP 7. Take a few turns of thread around the wire, and cut the excess wire off.

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STEP 8. Now spin a thin noodle of olive dubbing around the thread. Make sure you dub
the material onto the thread in one direction only (roll it onto the thread with your fingers
in one direction only).

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STEP 9. Wrap the dubbing noodle around the hook, behind the bead as shown, ending with the bare thread just behind the bead.

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STEP 10. Whip finish a few times, tie off and add a drop of head cement or "hard-as-nails" nail polish to the thread, to secure it.

DONE! Go fish it!
We fish this fly as a the secondary fly, either on point or dropper. It will be the smaller fly, after the bigger control fly.
We fish it New Zealand style in rivers, or upstream nymphing style, on a dead drift with a strike indicator. It could also be
fished "dry-and-dropper" style, if the fly is small or is you use no bead head. It is deadly for smallmouth yellowfish,
as well as large- and smallscale yellowfish.

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