Black caddis

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Black caddis

Post by newriverspey » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:21 pm

Hook: #18 Dohiku barbless
Thread: Benecchi Thread 12/0 (70 Denier) - Burgundy
Body: Dubbing rope - Arizona peacock dubbing material
Tinsel: S French Tinsel
Thorax: Natural mole
Hackle: Dun hen hackle
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Re: Black caddis

Post by letumgo » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:08 pm

Marvelous combination of materials, and execution.

More please... :D ;)

PS - I am really digging these Dohiku hooks. Where have you been sourcing these?
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Re: Black caddis

Post by newriverspey » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:56 pm


I got these hooks from Tactical Fly Fisher. They are mainly used for European nymphing but I like them for soft hackle flies as well.
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Re: Black caddis

Post by Theroe » Tue May 26, 2020 6:56 am

great pattern....... we see many patterns posted here and elsewhere, but this particular one is outstanding. Dohiku makes a decent hook, I buy mine from the Dette Shop.

Very well done!
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Re: Black caddis

Post by swellcat » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:02 am

Confidence-inspiring. I'd fish that, right quick.
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Re: Black caddis

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:22 pm

That would kill in the early morning on the Madison. Nicely done.
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Re: Black caddis

Post by hankaye » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:28 pm

otto, Howdy;

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Re: Black caddis

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:17 am


Like the other members who responded to your post, I like this fly.
I was surprised when I saw the picture; it's not what I expected to see
when the title of the post was: Black Caddis. I was thinking, black body,
black hackle--a mostly black fly.

Does this pattern darken a lot when wet?

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Re: Black caddis

Post by bocast » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:42 pm

Very nice! Love the proportions and the color/textural effects. This looks very fishy and worthy of pattern theft!
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