Raspberryfisher's Blog

notes on fishing & travel

Balloon Caddis

with 3 comments

In anticipation of trout fishing this June for Trout (with Judy), I have created a old new pattern better known in Europe, the Ballon Caddis. It is a quick tie and floats in the water film, qualities that I like!  There are two variants shown, the original as concieved by Roman in Size 12 and 14 TMC 900BL Hooks in many wing colours, most with the yellow evasote foam (one sample below, but with Rainey 2mm foam).  And then the larger X-Caddis variant on Size 10 Hooks that represents the bulk below.  I will use the original on slick water, but the X variants on pocket water, and when I want to fish a nymph beneath it.

The picture is on a page from Art of the Trout Fly with a letter from Roman, capturing his reference to movement as he fishes it.

Balloon Caddis_1850

Advertisements

Written by raspberryfisher

2015/02/01 at 20:54

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Very cool pattern, nicely tied.

    stevegalea6953

    2015/02/02 at 03:50

    • Thank you

      raspberryfisher

      2015/02/07 at 23:58

  2. […] Ballon Caddis […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: