SPRITE Barbless Dry Hook S2160 – Foam Caddis Indicator Fly
This Foam / CDC winged caddis pattern was made to cover several different methods while fishing on rivers, lochs and stillwater;
- Fished on its own as a Dry Fly – long leader single fly works best.
- Fished the Duo Method – hang a little natural under it and fish it like a dry.
- Fished the Washing Line Method – dry on point with naturals on droppers.
- Used as an Indicator Fly – caddis on top like a bung and hang little naturals.
Tying The Fly
I find its best to have all the materials required prepared as this saves time and makes things simpler when tying.
- Catch the thread and run along shank to just before the bend.
- Pull some fibres off the midge hackle and cach in with the thread.
- Run thread along to bend and catch in the hackle
- Apply Kapok dubbing and apply up to eye end of the hook, leaving enough room to catch in wing materials at the eye of the hook.
- Wrap the hackle along to where the thread/dubbing has stopped.
- Trim top of the hackle for wings to sit a little better.
- Apply the CDC wing and secure it with a few thread wraps.
- Apply a little Kapok dubbing to the head, cover wraps then whip finish.
- Apply a little varnish and make sure the eyes clear for leader/tippet when done.
- SPRITE Barbless Wide Wet Hook S2160 in sizes #8 to #12
- Semperfli Nanosilk – 50 denier works best to catch foam
- Kapok dubbed body – I use dun or mayfly usually
- Whiting midge hackle – white/grizzle or dark brown works well
- CDC wing – 4 or 5 feathers usually
- Foam – cut from 2mm flat foam
- Lighter to burn end of foam
- Little kapok dub on head to help it float better – same colour as body
- Varnish to secure head