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What’s your favorite Caddis fly?
Poll ended at December 3rd, 2018, 9:55 am
Elk Hair Caddis 27%  27%  [ 6 ]
Nelson’s Caddis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
X-Caddis 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
X-2Caddis 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
Emergent Sparkle Caddis 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Cutters Emergent/Cripple Caddis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
CDC Caddis 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
Other 36%  36%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 22
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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Poll
PostPosted: December 16th, 2018, 9:35 am 
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Man, I fish a number of Caddis patterns but my go to is either the Swisher's Caddis or the Bloom's Caddis. They're very similar and fish can't resist them. Go with a light colored body in size 12 and you have a wonderful Spruce Moth imitator as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Poll
PostPosted: December 20th, 2018, 7:01 pm 
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I find that very little beats a cdc caddis, biot body and spikey sparkly thorax

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Poll
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 8:51 am 
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Montana Man wrote:
Man, I fish a number of Caddis patterns but my go to is either the Swisher's Caddis or the Bloom's Caddis. They're very similar and fish can't resist them. Go with a light colored body in size 12 and you have a wonderful Spruce Moth imitator as well.



MM........

I must admit I’d never heard of a Blooms Caddis. I watched the videos deo, and I like it. Do you counterwrap small wire on the PT body? It seems that if not, the PT would be cut and unwrap the first time a trout’s teeth cut it. I’m tying up a dozen today. Thanks.

Dave M

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 Post subject: Re: Caddis Poll
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 10:18 am 
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Dave, yes, counter wrap with thin wire. I prefer thin wire over the gold cord that some use to wrap hare's ears or Princes.

Art Bloom guided out of Trout Shop for a long time and last I knew, works out of Mike Bushly's fly shop located in Cascade. I feel a little bad because I seldom stop in Cascade and Bushly is a good dude. Bloom also ties an ant that I've long liked. IMO the half red/half black body Blooms Para Ant is a very hard fly to beat if a fella is searching with a dry and a small nymph.

I don't know if you have run across the Spruce Moth hatch. I hit it every year on Rock Creek at the end of July and then again in early August on the Big Hole. It's a blast to fish with a light colored size 10 or 12 Swisher Caddis.


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