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What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:58 pm
by Fishmaster Flex
Me, I don't really have one. Nothing has ever stood out as being the most awesome Mother's Day Caddis pattern out there. What do you like. Links, pics, recipies are all useful.
FMF

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:09 am
by Ginseng Sullivan
since i'm in NY i don't know what color they are out there.

if it's olive- OD caddis
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if it's tan- cree caddis
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for some reason this fly just works. it has much experience in your area too.

for an emerger Mr Mathews' X2
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in the last two nights i caught a smallmouth bass, a rock bass and four nice wild (not native!!) browns on these, it's a prince among caddis.

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:55 pm
by Yard Sale
This is my go-to pattern from mr cutter. Works wonders for me.
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I also like to tie mine with deer hair for the slower waters. Just looks a little closer to the real deal, but is much harder to find on the water.

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:51 pm
by flybug.pa.
The x2 caddis, tied on a TMC 102 hook ,mostly in sz.19 , cause i like a black hook. i have a box full, cripples, adults emerger, all courtesy of MR. Matthews :coffee

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 6:27 am
by DayTripper
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Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:57 pm
by Salmotrutta
Elk Hair Caddis Size 18 or 20. Never needed anything else yet.
Those others look dandy. :cool

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:31 am
by Mr. Don
Color to match natural. :cool
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Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 10:20 am
by ScottP
migratory discharge wrote:Color to match natural. :cool
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Very nice. Never understood why Nelson's Caddis isn't more popular; pretty easy to tie and it works.

Regards,
Scott

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:02 pm
by DaveWavy
Todd Smith's CDC Caddis Tan. Works everywhere around here!
The first dry fly I ever tied. Not as pretty as whats pictured, but it catches fish.

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Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:46 am
by ScottP
Ginseng Sullivan wrote:since i'm in NY i don't know what color they are out there.

if it's olive- OD caddis
Image

if it's tan- cree caddis
Image

for some reason this fly just works. it has much experience in your area too.

for an emerger Mr Mathews' X2
Image

Image

in the last two nights i caught a smallmouth bass, a rock bass and four nice wild (not native!!) browns on these, it's a prince among caddis.

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:42 pm
by befuddled
I've bastardized many a ginseng sullivan pattern, with good results. I highly recommend fucking up his recipes.

Re: What's your favorite Mother's Day Caddis pattern?

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:53 am
by Michtana
I'm a big fan of Walter Weisse's Mother's Day Caddis (Park's Fly Shop, Gardiner, MT).
I've used it on the Madison during the actually hatch with good results and have since been using it as an all around attractor emerger. It's quick to tie and fishes great most everywhere.

I usually use grizzly hackle and a dark orange shuck but it probably doesn't matter too much.

https://youtu.be/z3fU5u8Ol8U