Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Caddis Time

Leaves are starting to turn. There's a crispness in the air, and the last of the big bugs are about to pop.

It's fall - October caddis time.

Here's a weighted wet-fly patten that I use during the fall. It's a great addition to your Euro-nymph rig or fished alone. Make sure you swing the fly at the end of the drift and hold on.

October Caddis

Hook: Standard Wet Fly Hook (Mustad S80-3906 or similar)
Size: 8 - 12
Head: Black Tungsten Bead sized to hook
Thread: Brown 6/0 or 8/0
Rib: Red and Gold wire (.32 gauge Parawire or UTC Size BR)
Abdomen: Equal parts, Hareline Ice Dub Orange, Tan UV Ice Dub,
and Hareline Rabbit Dubbin HD15 (Hand blended)
Thorax: Hairline Ice Dub Peacock
Rib: Gold Wire
Legs: Hungarian Partridge


  1. Nice looking nymph! I'm gonna tie some up.

  2. That's lovely! There is something special about hungarian partridge. That will catch fish and very well tied. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great looking fly , we don't have an October Caddis hatch here in the Ozarks but I'm still gonna have to tie a couple up and give em a shot.

  4. HighPlainsFlyFisher just change up the colors to match the caddis in your waters. Hairline Insect Green #13 is a good choice anywhere.