Red Fox Caddis

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Red Fox Caddis

Postby William Anderson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:17 am

This one should ride fairly high until it doesn't. :D The bit of cdc as a wing won't support this pattern on it's own, it drops through the surface tension in the little cup on my desk like any other softie after a bit, but it creates a little different air bubble with Frog's Fanny brushed in. One of the samples got FF on the body and it just hung in the surface tension. I got tired of waiting and just pushed it down, but the sample with FF only on the cdc got a nice mercury like bubble on the wing. Not the same as the structural bubble held under the hackle by a nice shaggy hare's ear blend. You know, the same but different. :D


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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby tie2fish » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:29 am

I like the concept, w. Might try a small loop-wing of CDC (instead of straight) just to see any difference in how much air it traps and where it rides, both with and w/o FF.
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby William Anderson » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:34 pm

tie2fish wrote:I like the concept, w. Might try a small loop-wing of CDC (instead of straight) just to see any difference in how much air it traps and where it rides, both with and w/o FF.



You're right about trying a CDC loop on top of the body. Maybe I'll use the technique towards a set of flies for the upcoming hatch on Penns. I really want to catch that scene again this year.
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby DOUGSDEN » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Geeze William!
This pattern is boss! The colors are screaming....Tan Flymph! Just kidding my friend! The fox fur especially has such a great color and texture! Bills loop wing with the cdc is great idea! You have got to try them both out soon! I cannot imagine you not catching something on this spectacular pattern!
Great work William! This fly is just awesome!
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby William Anderson » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:33 pm

Doug, you're encouragement always brings a huge smile to my face. Much appreciated. :D
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby UC Steve » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 am

Killer looking patt William. For more flotation, simplicity & ruggedness, I'd be tempted to add a small a bit of elk over the CDC. Not much, maybe just 6 to 8 hairs of some fat, hollow stuff.
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby redietz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:13 am

I'm not sure how I missed this previously, but what a great concept. I always like CdC on a wet.
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby letumgo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:59 pm

Outstanding! I'll take a dozen... :twisted:
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Re: Red Fox Caddis

Postby Old Hat » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:27 pm

You know the fish only take wet flies with structural bubbles right? Mercury bubbles will put them down for the rest of the day. :twisted: :D

That red fox is beautiful.
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