Winter Summer Caddis
This pattern represents the female pupa which has no wings and is fished in the surface film with an occasional twitch. It is attributed to David Goulet who had owned a fly shop on the river. It is a simple fly to tie.
- Hook: curved emerger hook in sizes 18 to 22, and sometimes 24
- Thread: brown
- Body: 2 mm brown or light brown foam strip
- Hackle: black hen hackle, or starling on smaller sizes
- Head: black super fine or mole dubbing
Cover the hook with thread. The foam strip should be several times the length of the hook shank. With the hook shank covered with thread and the thread a short distance from the eye, attach one end of the foam to the front of the hook and wind the thread back to create segmentation with open spiral wraps. Wrap part way down the bend and bring the thread back to the head. Now fold the remaining foam forward to the eye tying it off slightly back from the eye to leave room for the head and hackleNext attach the hackle but dub a small head before you wrap the hackle. The hackle requires only two turns. Snip off the excess. Although the picture shown above shows hackle extending above and below the fly some tiers clip the top and bottom leaving only the fibers extending to the sides. To see a video being tied by Rich Strolis go to: