Triple Threat Caddis

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Triple Threat Caddis

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:24 am

Chatted with Jim Slattery on the phone yesterday about how he ties his Triple Threat Caddis pattern. So I tried tying a few. The thorax section takes a little practice to get the spiky fibers correct. I added some guard hairs from the base of a red fox squirrel to add to the spiky thorax. Jim does not split thread he uses a dubbing loop for tying the thorax.

I use white Veevus thread as the base to cover the hook shank. Then I switch to dark olive for the thorax section.
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by letumgo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:35 am

Thanks for taking the time to share this with us John. Such a deadly pattern!
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 am

Good looking flies John. ;)

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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by tie2fish » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:19 am

John ~ What are the three threads you speak of?
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:54 am

tie2fish wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:19 am
John ~ What are the three threads you speak of?
Bill,

I triple thread it. Good eye!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by chase creek » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:28 pm

Nicely done. I always have trouble making the thorax look right using the split thread. Think I'll try the old dubbing loop now. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:43 pm

chase creek wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Nicely done. I always have trouble making the thorax look right using the split thread. Think I'll try the old dubbing loop now. Thanks for posting.
Thank you.

The thorax can be a bugger to flair out right and be spiky. That is why I added some red fox guard hairs (minus the under fur) from the base of the squirrel tail to my thorax dubbing mix. The dubbing loop helps for sure.
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:27 pm

I think those flies are gorgeous. What would the benefit be of using a split thread dubbing as opposed to a loop? I assume that the split thread method would add less bulk to the fly (?)
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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:06 pm

Mike62 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:27 pm
I think those flies are gorgeous. What would the benefit be of using a split thread dubbing as opposed to a loop? I assume that the split thread method would add less bulk to the fly (?)
Mike, honestly, I have no clue. I don't split thread. I have an awesome dubbing loop I have used for years.

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Re: Triple Threat Caddis

Post by REE04419 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 am

When I watched Jim dress the Triple Threat Caddis at his shop, and tied a few under his watchful eye, a dubbing loop was used and each wrap was preened back as the next one was wrapped. Result was a very buggy, spikey thorax.
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