Bead Caddis Larva

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Bead Caddis Larva

Post by tie2fish » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:41 am

Hook: TMC 2488H, Size #14
Thread: Head - Uni 8/0 black; Underbody - Griffith Sheer 14/0, olive (I would use the olive for everything in the future)
Hackle: Prairie chicken
Bead: Silver lined green plastic
Body: Midge Tubing, chartreuse
Thorax: Single strand peacock herl from eye

The bead bore was quite a bit larger than the hook shank diameter, so I built up a lump of thread where I wanted the bead to end up. Then I tied in and wrapped the hackle before coating the thread lump with Magic Glue, pushed the bead up on it and let the glue dry for several minutes. Then tied in the body material, took the thread up behind the bead, and spiral wrapped the midge tubing forward. Tied it off behind the bead, added a few wraps of peacock herl, and finished up with a whip finish behind the bead.

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Re: Bead Caddis Larva

Post by DUBBN » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:09 am

You really are a wonderful tyer and photographer. Great looking pattern.
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Re: Bead Caddis Larva

Post by hankaye » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:08 pm

tie2fish, Howdy;

Mr. Bill, I wanna see a photo of what you catch with that beauty... :D

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Re: Bead Caddis Larva

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:01 pm

This pattern is electric! What a great looking pattern! Prairie Chicken hackle....that sounds familiar! It looks great on this fly!
Wayne said it really are a great tier and photographer! Dare we say best in the east? I think we dare!
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