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Caddis Nymph – Cased 2

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This is a close-up of the Insult Variant, as discussed in the previous post. Given this is not a well documented pattern, and one that has landed me a few steelhead in winter, I thought a close-up is well deserved.  The previous post includes the recipe, so what else can I say:

  • The head is a combination of deer hair and beads on a monofilament tag (with a burnt end).
  • I do use pink and yellow beads too, but I do gravitate to a two tone green head.
  • Keep the head and legs on top.
  • Keep the body in front of the point.
  • Taper the underbody with thread.
  • Weight is an option.
  • I often use glue on the body (tacky) to secure the peacock herl, but you can also use wire to re-enforce the herl.

Written by raspberryfisher

2009/11/05 at 13:00

Posted in Fly-Tying, Nymphs

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  1. […] these references, the only “hard to find” pattern is the variant of the Insult, (more to be posted in the future), but it […]

  2. Similar fly, to illustrate, simplicity and technique that is necessary on YouTube .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs46x9-gWOA&feature=related


    2010/05/03 at 12:22

  3. […] My workbook entry (in pdf) for the my Cased Caddis Nymph. […]

  4. […] Caddis Nymphs […]

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