Green Caddis Soft Hackle

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Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:28 pm

I'm hoping to stream test this on Arkansas' White River during the March/April caddis hatch................
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Hook: Nymph/wet fly (Size 14 1XL)
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer (Olive #16)
Abdomen: Hare's mask (Olive) - using split-thread method
Hackle: Partridge (1 turn)
California Quail (1 and 1/2 turns)
Head: Pearsall's - sealed with UV Cure

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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by Bazzer69 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 pm

Nice fly , no question it will work. Have you considered a bright green tag to represent the egg laying female? When they’ve laid their eggs, usually around the margins they will drift spent, ideal for a flymph. Same fly, two options!
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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:17 pm

Gorgeous fly, Ken. Thank you for sharing the recipe. ;)
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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by daringduffer » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:16 am

Green Caddis in White River; I wish you both a nice fishing trip.

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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by upstatetrout » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:51 am

Very nice Ken the Fly should work fine.Would be fun swinging that on your Philopson 8 1/2 footer I saw you with back in Cotter. Check out Davy Wottons SLF caddis on u tube. Works great on the White.

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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by joaniebo » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:21 am

I tie several peacock bodied soft hackle variations using using a wire wrapped peacock body; partridge, hen, starling, etc.hackles for some very effective fishing. Using a lime green thread for the head and butt, creates a nice egg laying caddis variation.
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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by tie2fish » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:22 pm

As has been pointed out above, that is a fine looking soft hackle, Ken. I particularly like the length and density of your hackle and it is apparent that you have seen (and practiced) split-thread dubbing previously. Hans Weilenman perhaps?
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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by upstatetrout » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 pm

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This is what I use!
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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Tom - Yes, I was fishing the Phillipson DFS the day we talked at Rim Shoals 2 years ago. Hope to make it over again this year for Sowbug. I also have an 8.5' Heddon #17 with 1 3/4F that is a wonderful rod for swinging soft hackles. I will check out that Davey Wotton video. I have a wet fly he tied when he did a presentation for our TU chapter.

Tie2fish - I appreciate your comment. You're correct--I watched a video where Hans Weilenmann did a demo of the split thread technique. Do you know if he originated that technique?

Barry - I have used a pattern similar to what you suggested and Bob posted for the egg-laying caddis. In the White River area, they call it the Green Butt. I make the tag out of chartreuse wire, which is also used to rib the peacock body. I want to tie some on a nymph/wet fly hook. When I tie them on a scud hook, I miss way too many strikes, especially when the fly is hanging directly downstream. Any one have any tips for improving your hooking percentage on those downstream strikes?

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Re: Green Caddis Soft Hackle

Post by daringduffer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:00 pm

Davy Wootton showed the split thread technique in Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine way back in a previous millenium. That was the first time I saw it. Maybe in the nineteenth century but probably in the twentieth :roll: .

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