Sunday, October 13, 2013

Some October tying

Was not able to do much fishing lately, but did manage a little time at the bench tying up some October caddis patterns.  Here are three variations on the October caddis; the LaFontaine pupa; a wet tied in the north country tradition, and an elk hair dry.

October caddis emergent pupa
TMC 3761 #14
black thread
amber sparkle emerger yarn over body and tail
brown dubbing underbody
deer hair wing
brown squirrel dubbing head

October caddis spider
Mustad 3906 #12
orange Pearsalls silk body
partridge hackle
peacock herl head

October caddis elk hair dry
TMC 100 #14
black thread
orange dubbing
brown hackle palmered from head to tail
small copper wire rib counter wrapped over the hackle from tail to head
natural elk hair wing
peacock herl head

6 comments:

  1. Nice tying. Those caddis have been working well as of late.

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    1. Thanks Brk Trt, I was figuring this was the time of year for them

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  2. Beautiful flies, Mark! I like the looks of that pupa especially.

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    1. Thanks Ben, those LaFontaine pupa patterns took me a lot of tries to figure out how to get the antron veil to look right! That pattern can also be fished dry and will sometimes out fish an elk hair dry...hint, hint

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  3. Nice ties! The lafontaine pupa is a great pattern and I have done well fishing them in the spring on the Delaware River, just under the surface or as a dropper off of a caddis nymph.

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  4. LQN - thanks. The LaFontaine pupa can be fished a number of ways. I sometimes fish it dry when fish refuse an elk hair caddis as well the ways you mentioned

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