This is one of my favorite caddis emerger patterns. It excels in catching trout feeding on caddis flies when the traditional flies – Elk Hair Caddis or X-Caddis – don’t work.
The chenille in this fly is arguably the secret to it – it waterlogs immediately and means the fly sits low in the surface film. The deer hair and CDC wing ensure it doesn’t submerge completely, and the orange head is a little hot spot.
All in all, it makes for a great pattern for fish that are selectively feeding on emerging caddis flies. There are a few steps to it, but it is not an overly difficult pattern to tie.
You need to tie it in 14 or 16 – keep it reasonably small.
Step-by-step pictorial instructions follow and see below for materials and video instructions.
- TMC100 hook (#14 or #16): Buy on Amazon
- Olive green micro chenille: Buy on Amazon
- CDC: Buy Here
- Deer hair (natural)
- Orange thread: Buy on Amazon
- Green thread: Buy on Amazon