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Leons Cased Caddis Emerger
Originated and Tied by Guthrie Fly

Leons Cased Caddis Emerger

Name Leons Cased Caddis Emerger
Category Salmon / Steelhead / All Trout Species
HookKamasan B830 Trout Classic Lure Long. Size 10
BodyUni-Tread 6/0 Yellow, First weight the hook shank with lead wire, then tie on a good bunch of Veniard Glister Sparkle Dubbing (Brown) only way along hook shank. Remove yellow thread and apply a piece of very thin mesh Booby Net or Pantyhose Material. Do this by removing the hook from the vice and stick the sharp end in the material. Put the hook back on the vice and pull the material over the Sparkle Dubbing tightly. Use Yellow thread to secure. Now you only have to make an elongated head of the Caddis pupa emerging from the case using the same yellow thread.
CommentsSimple, yet effective pattern for River and Stillwater Fishing. You also don t have to use this particular method of using Pantyhose material. Simply using the dubbing tied tightly can attain similar effects.
Fishing Tips Allow to sink and bob on the bottom on Rivers. When using on stillwater, fish almost static with only the odd tweak in shallow water.

Here is another successful pattern of the Caddis, particularly the emerging Caddis Pupa. As you are aware that the Caddis Pupa protects itself with its case made with sand/stones etc. and bound with its silk. The emerging pupa is normally yellowish in appearance. This particular pattern uses similar coloration by encasing the material with Pantyhose Material, but off course similar effects can be attained by using different material if enclosed in this way. I have made many similar patterns using different materials, but hasten to say the most effective pattern I have ever made of the Emerging Caddis Pupa is keeping the theme of the Yellow Pupa head protruding and applying Epoxy Glue to the body. With this method, I actually roll and apply real sand and bits and pieces to the epoxy resin and believe me it look's REAL. As it's all in the preparation as I go down to the River Tweed and get a good handful of the real gritty particles from the river bed, wash them and dry them; select the best for applying to the Epoxy. The things I go through just to catch a fish! But really this is the best way to make this pattern, and can assure you no one has made these before. Their catching ability is very good when they are feeding on Caddis Pupa.


This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.

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