Bead Head Caddis Larva

This is a fast sinking, plump caddis larva imitation.  The bead can be just about any colour.  You’d be hard pressed to find a stream in Ontario that doesn’t have a healthy caddis population, so when you just can’t seem to find the right fly, toss one of these on and see if the action picks up a little.  Work the fly on bottom slowly in slower sections of the stream to imitate it crawling about.  Optionally, try high sticking this fly in pocket water and around rocks and submerged logs.

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  • Hook size 12-16 scud hook
  • Thread olive 6/0
  • Ribbing Clear UTC viny
  • Body bright green fine dubbing
  • Thorax peacock herl
  • Head bead

Side View

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Top View

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Fly Pattern Specific Rivers:

Fly Fishing Starter Kit, Fly Tying Starter Kit, Recommended Back Road Map Book

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