Harrop’s CDC Bubble Back Variant

This wonderful Caddis imitation is from the desk of famed fly fisherman and tier, Rene Harrop. His creations have been fooling fish for years, and this pattern is no exception. I discovered this fly online while researching Eastern Oregon streams I haven’t fished yet. “Harrop’s Bubbleback Caddis” kept popping up as a primary pattern, and for good reason. This fly has become my go to pattern for big selective trout during the emergence of caddis flies. This caddis emerger is simple to fish, just dead drift like a dry, or as a dropper behind a visible dry. A delicate emerging caddis pattern, but will get those “big slurpers” to eat when all else fails.

T. Torrence

November 2014

Harrop’s CDC Bubble Back Variant

Hook: TMC 206BL 14-20
Thread: Veevus 12/0
Tail: Lemon Wood Duck Fiber, Tan STS Trilobal Dub
Front hackle: Partridge I a ½ collar on bottom
Thorax: Senyo’s Lazer Dub, Dark Tan

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