Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

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Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by ScottP » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:35 pm

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Ben Furimski pattern; a fusion of the LaFontaine Spruce Fly and Puterbaugh Caddis. Pretty simple to tie; it'll ride pretty low but still float. Change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
thread - Uni 8/0 tan
body - 2mm x 2mm foam tan
underwing - Congo Hair tan
wing - deer hair
head - deer hair, stacked/trimmed


mash barb and attach thread; lay down a base for body tie-in

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melt end of foam with a lighter and squeeze with pliers; measure for length (shank)

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add a drop of Super glue to thread base and tie in foam

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tie in a sparse hank of Congo Hair, fold back and tie down; trim to length

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clean, stack a clump of deer hair; measure for length (body)

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2 firm wraps (don't let it spin)

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pull butts straight up and trim at an angle

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left these a bit long (first time tying this fly; adjustments will be made)

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flip fly over; clean another sparse clump of deer hair, tie in, allow it to flair but not spin

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repeat for top and bottom

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim head

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same fly on an emerger hook (Dai Riki 125)

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Re: Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by mendthatshit87 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:31 pm

I hope this fly has a ramp...Because apparently it has no legs.
Sweet SBS though.
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Re: Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by Woolybug25 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 pm

mendthatshit87 wrote:I hope this fly has a ramp...Because apparently it has no legs.
Sweet SBS though.
Some of the best searching terrestrials don't have legs.

The Letort Hopper, for instance.

I have been tying Letorts for a local board swap, so this no-legger was much liked. :cool

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Re: Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Variation on a theme:

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A bit quicker to tie than the Fluttering Caddis; both work.

Rob Weicker's Ant Caddis; nice fly, great vid (they have a bunch of excellent ones)

http://www.lakestream.com/tying_the_ant-caddis/
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Re: Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by mendthatshit87 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:49 pm

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Re: Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Post by Ranger » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:00 pm

Nice tie ScottP!

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