In our first video Tony gives some tips on blending your own special nymph dubbing. When you add numerous colors to the blend, greater color depth and longer fiber length is achieved. This dubbing blend can even be used as a nymph collar hackle which we will demonstrate in the coming days.
The second video is of a deadly October Caddis Pupae pattern that gets down in a hurry. The basic style of the fly can be adapted to a green rock worm and many other caddis pupae species.
The Glowing October Caddis is tied “jig style”. We have been fishing these jig style flies quite a bit this Fall and the results have been outstanding. The fly has a fast descent, but since it rides hook up it rarely snags. The hook (C400BL) is extraordinarily strong and sharp, it also penetrates really well. Give these jig style flies a shot, there is no question they have altered my catch rate for the better in 2013.
Tony’s Glowing Caddis Jig
Thread: Veevus 10/0 Black
Hook: TMC C400BL, Size 6-14
Bead: 5/32 Slotted Black Tungsten Bead
Rib: Brown Copper Ultra Wire-Brassie
Underbody: Veevus Holographic Mylar-Tinsel, Gold
Overbody: Hareline D-Rib-Medium, Amber
“Hackle” Dubbing mix:(a pinch of each) Hareline STS Trilobal Brown Stone, Olive, Claret, Red, and Kingfisher Blue. Red Squirrel Tail Fibers. Blend Coarsely in electric coffee grinder.
Head: Black Hareline Hare’s Ear Dubbing