Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snowshoe Caddis


HOOK: Partridge Klinkhammer
HOT SPOT: Hends Body Quill
BODY: Hends Body Quill
WING:  Snowshoe Rabbit Foot
POST: Foam Cylinder
THORAX: Hare's Ear Dubbing

Step 1

Wind the Body Quill around the hook to form your hot spot.

Step 2

Tie down the Body Quill with the second colour of Body Quill that you are going to use for the body of the fly.

Step 3

Form the body of your fly. Make sure you form a nice taper. Attache your thread to the hook eye and tie down the Body Quill. Cut of the excess.

Step 4

Tie in the snowshoe rabbit hair just like you would tie in Elk hair for a Elk hair caddis. Snip of the excess towards the hook eye.

Step 5

Tie in your foam post

Step 6

Spin some dubbing around your thread and form the thorax and legs. Whip finish and trim the foam post.

Fly from below

From the front

1 comment:

  1. Great looking fly. Thanks for the tying sequence.

    I fish a fly called The Usual, using snowshoe rabbit entirely for the fly. They are very effective.