SPRITE Barbless Dry Hook S2160 – Foam Caddis Indicator Fly

Joe Russell

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.

  1. Catch the thread and run along shank to just before the bend.
  2. Pull some fibres off the midge hackle and cach in with the thread.
  3. Run thread along to bend and catch in the hackle
  4. 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.
  5. Wrap the hackle along to where the thread/dubbing has stopped.
  6. Trim top of the hackle for wings to sit a little better.
  7. Apply the CDC wing and secure it with a few thread wraps.
  8. Apply a little Kapok dubbing to the head, cover wraps then whip finish.
  9. Apply a little varnish and make sure the eyes clear for leader/tippet when done.




Foam Caddis tied on SPRITE Barbless Wide Wet S2160


  • 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


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