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Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:26 pm

Hello,

It has been a bit since I have posted something. The new look of the forum is great! Here is a soft hackle caddis #18 that is currently working well for me.

Otto
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Re: Caddis

Post by letumgo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:33 pm

Very nice!

What hook is this tyed on? Is this a competition hook?

Do you fish this in tandem with any other flies, or as a single?

Sorry for all the questions, but this fly gets me excited about fishing. :D
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Re: Caddis

Post by daringduffer » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:36 am

Nice pattern that reminds me of Roger Woolley's Grayling Steel Blue from his book Modern Trout Fly Dressing, (first edition 1932, second 1939, Fishing Gazette). RW names it Steel Blue, Grayling was added later. Niklas Dahlin has posted about it on another forum https://www.sparsegreymatter.com/viewtopic.php?t=6754 and on the tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO8YpQeE8GE

I like both your pattern and his dry classic one. I will tie your fly and fish them in tandem...

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Re: Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:52 am

Ray,

Yes, that is a competition hook (Hanak) and I fish them in tandem. Sometimes I use the same fly and other times I vary the point fly. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to fish in the afternoon and will take some pictures.

DD, thanks for the compliment and indeed this flies looks very similar to Roger Woolley's Grayling Steel Blue. The video is great and thanks for sending the link!
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Re: Caddis

Post by hankaye » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:58 am

newriverspey, Howdy;

Otto, good to see your seal has spit out something for you to share with the rest of us. :)
Very nice indeed.

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Re: Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:44 pm

I managed to get out Sunday and swing some flies for trout. The weather was very cooperative and the bugs were coming off the water. My friend and I loaded his drift boat and got off to a late start. We started with two caddis flies in tandem and that seemed to be the ticket. We caught several fish from both the drift boat and wade fishing. Overall, it was a great relaxing day and it was enjoyable catching fish on soft hackles.
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Re: Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:47 pm

more pictures...
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Re: Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:49 pm

more pics.........sorry it won't let me post more than one picture
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Re: Caddis

Post by newriverspey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:51 pm

last picture but a good one, at the boat ramp....
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Re: Caddis

Post by letumgo » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:02 pm

Man, what a day! Those trout are gorgeous. I love the surprised expression on the face of the deer. :D
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