Bastian's Floating Caddis Emerger (variation) SBS

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Bastian's Floating Caddis Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:39 pm

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A few minor tweaks to a cool fly.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
shuck/feelers - Congo Hair white
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche
overbody - 2mm foam tan
indicator - Parapost hot orange
legs - partridge
head - Haretron chocolate


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in CH (don't trim), wrap back to bend and trim shuck (shank length)

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tie in foam strip (gap width), taper end; brush on a little Super Glue and cover with thread wraps

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tie in KF rib

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dub thread, dub abdomen

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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divide CH, wrap back on either side

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pull foam over top; tie down, trim, cover with thread

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tie in indicator

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prep feather, tie in by tip; wrap

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unwind twist in thread, split with bodkin; insert dubbing, spin (not shown), moisten and wrap head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim indicator and feelers

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this was my first try, with conventional dubbed head; I prefer the shaggier split-thread version

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Regards,
Scott
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Re: Bastian's Floating Caddis Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby hankaye » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 pm

ScottP. Howdy;

Thanks for doin' this one up for us. Looks great bet it will help keep ya busy on the water.
I for one truly do enjoy the SBS tyes that you take the time to do for us. Big THANKS

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Re: Bastian's Floating Caddis Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby letumgo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:19 pm

Seconded!

Scott - Your tutorials are top notch! You are a gifted tier, photographer, and teacher. I always appreciate the time and effort you put into these posts.

This is a Don Bastian patten? Amazing! I am a Huge fan of Don Bastian's fly tying, from his Bergman series and his work in Forgotten Patterns. I am surprised to see one of his patterns using foam, as a material.

Very "fishy" fly, by the way (sincere compliment). I'd love to watch this fly drift downstream...anticipating a strike at any second.
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Re: Bastian's Floating Caddis Emerger (variation) SBS

Postby tie2fish » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:32 am

Don ties all kinds of fish catching patterns, several of which use foam. He is best known for his classic wet flies, but his commercial dries and Orvis patterns like this one are all superior.
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