kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
#138379
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.
#138546
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.
#138608
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
#140742
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.
#654788
I've bastardized many a ginseng sullivan pattern, with good results. I highly recommend fucking up his recipes.
#688365
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.

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