Mother's Day Caddis

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DarrellP
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Mother's Day Caddis

Post by DarrellP » Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:35 pm

Peacock herl body
Hen pheasant hackles
Black Ostrich herl head

Kind of scruffy. Still learning to use my new phone's camera. Tied for a swap.
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Re: Mother's Day Caddis

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Nov 19, 2023 9:47 pm

Those should work well. What size are you tying those?
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Re: Mother's Day Caddis

Post by DarrellP » Mon Nov 20, 2023 8:27 am

Size 12.
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Re: Mother's Day Caddis

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Nov 21, 2023 12:10 am

Thank you.
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Re: Mother's Day Caddis

Post by DUBBN » Thu Nov 23, 2023 5:18 pm

That would mimic the Gunnison River's Mothersday caddis nicely.
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Re: Mother's Day Caddis

Post by Mike62 » Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:09 pm

I have a river up here, the Little Madawaska, that is a caddis machine. It's the one river where I see blizzard hatches. Not the Aroostook, not the Fish: the Little Mad. It doesn't matter if it's spring or fall, the predominant insect could be described as a cinnamon/orange caddis in #14. I'm not good enough to see the hatch before it turns dry, but I'm really quick on the trigger when the fish start rising. I'm not a dry guy, I'm literally illiterate of the form, but when the October caddis appear on top, I simply tie on the appropriate sized Haystack (yes, Haystacks work pissah) and start throwing them upstream. Color and size seem to be key.

...maybe size, not as confident about color.

But it's always October Caddis season on the Little Mad. Great fun.
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