Caddis goodies

Now that winter is here it’s time to spend some dark evenings tying flies for next summer. Here are some of my favorite patterns for the caddis-eating trout in Finland. You won’t fail with these ones!

Silicon pupa

  • Hook: short, curved #14-16
  • Body: anron wrapped around a needle with clear silicone (then dried).
  • Back: black rubber (nymph back or similar)
  • Hackle (optional): brown hen
  • Thorax: hare’s ear
  • Wing buds: black raffia
  • Antennas: mallard or similar

Silicon emergent pupa

  • Hook: short, curved #14-16
  • Body: anron wrapped around a needle with clear silicone (then dried).
  • Thorax: hare’s ear, well brushed
  • Wing: Gray or white polypropylen or deer hair

Caddis pupa

  • Hook: curved #10-14
  • Back: clear or olive rubber back, colored black in the front
  • ribbing: thin (0.15) nylon line
  • body: caddis green dubbing
  • wing buds: black chenille
  • thorax: hare’s ear
  • antennas: black fly tying thread

Captain Gold Hook

Gold heads are often deadly for trout, but exactly this pattern has been the number one of my gold head patterns. One rainy fishing trip a few years ago I got two trouts over 2 kilos and one weighting 1,9 on this pattern, and lost one of the biggest graylings in my life…

  • Hook: Curved gold colored hook #10-14
  • Head: gold head
  • rib: thin gold wire
  • body: cream fly rite or antron
  • thorax: dark brown hare dubbing

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