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Puterbaugh Caddis

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Puterbaugh Caddis Reply with quote

An unusual pattern and one from the US that's not well known in the UK. It is, however, a very effective pattern when used as an 'indicator' or support fly above a small bead head nymph when fishing the duo or New Zealand method.

Tying is simple - the hook shank is covered with thread and a narrow strip of closed cell foam is tied in. A drop of super glue is then added to the thread covered shank and the foam pressed onto it. Over that, a stacked bunch of bleached Elk Hair is tied in and in front of that a hackle added. The original dressing called for black foam and a furnace hackle but I prefer the brown foam and Cree hackle. The foam and elk hair produces a very buoyant and very visible pattern.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to tie a similar fly for evening fishing at my own lake.

Only differences were that mine had a cylindrical body, with the wing(s) tied more "spent" on either side of the body.

Known to my regulars as "The Big Moth" - it used to work well during the last hour Wink ...... Tony
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