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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Ashburn, Virginia

    Default PTs Pink Opal Clacka Caddis

    Found this variation of the Iris Caddis on Planettrout?s site; combines the goodness of Mathews, Weise and Potter in one tasty morsel. Never thought of using pink for the hydropsyche hatch (I?ll have to downsize to a #16) but pink flies have produced well on Montana streams, so I?ll give them a shot. My barred ginger cape is very weak - short quills, sparse barbs, but the color is good so I used it here (next time I?ll wrap a ginger and grizzly)

    hook - WFC Model 3 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 brown
    shuck - Congo Hair white
    rib - Mirage Flash opal
    body - Danville flatwax shell pink
    wing - Congo Hair white
    thorax - Ice Dub un brown
    hackle - barred ginger

    Just a tourist passing through

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Highland Park, Illinois


    Nice as always, Scott. I've been a clacka caddis fan for several years now. They're a killer for me during the Yellow Sally hatch. But I want to try the opal, too. Dennis Potter swears by it.


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