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Cased Caddis

Name Cased Caddis
Category Steelhead
Hook 6X Long, Wrapped with Lead Wire
BodyPeacock Herl
Hackle Palmered Brown Saddle Hackle, Clipped Short
Rib Copper Wire, Used to Bind Everything Down and Provide
Some Protection for the Fragile Peacock Herl
Head A Narrow Band of Light Gray Dubbing, Followed by Black Dubbing, Well Picked Out.

The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that Steelhead are frequently attracted to the natural insects of their spawning streams. Often, these cased caddis' become dislodged as female steelhead are building their redds in the gravel, setting them loose in the current. This cased caddis imitation should be fished deep on a natural drift along the stream bottom.


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