Created and Tied by Doug Persico
Photos by Jim Birkholm
Thanks for use permission!
This fly is a local variation of a rather standard pattern. Why bother? Because
this is deadly in the area of Rock Creek, Montana; any time the cinnamon caddis
is present. It may work well for you too. There is a very important tying step which
will be explained later in this column.
Hook: Dai-Riki # 735 size 8.
Thread: Orange, size 6/0.
Body: Orange Larva lace (color # 10).
Tail: Coastal deer hair.
1. Start thread at eye and wind to rear of hook.
2. Tie in the larva lace ( here is the 'tip') Trim the end of the larva lace to a
point so when you wrap the next winds forward there is no bump in it.
3. Tie in the deer hair (tie the deer hair in the middle)as in the photos and trim.
4. Whip finish the head and apply a coat of (important) gloss head cement.
This may seem nearly too simple a fly to bother with, but just ask
of the 'Fisherman's Mercantile and Motel'at Rock Creek, Montana,
Fishing the Fly
Fish this fly almost as you should a dry fly when possible. Upstream and
dead-drift. It will take trout during the months of September and October
when many other variations of the caddis will fail. Good luck, and let Doug
know how you do on it.
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