Posts in Category: Fly Patterns

Caddis Emerger

Hook: 4X long #8 to #12

Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 Black

Abdomen: Dark olive sparkle chenille

Wing: Partridge (Coat back side with Dave’s Flex Cement) pulled down

Thorax: Light olive dubbing

Wing Case: Pheasant tail

Hackle: (Legs) Natural deer hair – or 6 pieces

Chrystal Boatman

Hook: Scud or Curved Pupa hook, size 12-14  

Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 black or brown  

Shellback: Pheasant tail or brown turkey  

Body: Peacock crystal chenille – medium  

Legs: Super Floss – brown or dark olive

Burlap Nymph


Hook: 3X or 4X long size #8 or #10

Thread: 6/0 Black or Camel

Tail: (optional) natural red pheasant tail fibres

Rib: Copper wire (fine)

Abdomen: String from a burlap bag (make sure it does not go too dark when wet)

Thorax: Peacock hearl

Wing Case: Pheasant tail fibres (optional – brown sparkle yarn)

Hackle: Pheasant tail fibres – tips of wing case (optional – partridge hackle)


Deer Hair Body Caddis

Hook: Standard shank dry fly hook size #8 to#12

Thread: 6/0 Black or colour to match deer hair

Body: Deer hair

Tail: Deer hair (tips of body material)

Wing: Deer hair

Head: Deer hair (butt end of body material)








Foam Beetle


Mayfly Nymph


Doc Spratley


Calibaetis Nymph


Mohair Leech