Elk Hair Caddis

2019-01-16T15:24:35-07:00

Elk Hair Caddis Pattern Description: The Elk Hair Caddis brings us into the world of dry flies. Dries are more proportion dependent than nymphs as the proportions affect the way the fly sits on the water. The body taper and diameter, the hackle size and density and the length and density of the wing are

Elk Hair Caddis

2018-06-05T18:15:24-06:00

Elk Hair Caddis Pattern Description: The Elk Hair Caddis brings us into the world of dry flies. Dries are more proportion dependent than nymphs as the proportions affect the way the fly sits on the water. The body taper and diameter, the hackle size and density and the length and density of the wing are

X Caddis

2018-06-05T18:18:53-06:00

X Caddis Pattern Description: The X-Caddis comes from Yellowstone fishing guru Craig Matthews. Craig is the guy who brought us the Sparkle Dun and a host of other effective patterns, trademarked by their simplicity. The X-Caddis is no exception, and can be whipped out by the dozens! I like the X-Caddis in smaller sizes, from

Screaming Banshee

2018-06-05T18:16:05-06:00

Screaming Banshee Pattern Description: This is a fun little pattern I came up with last summer designed as a skating caddis pattern.  Modeled after some old time steelhead skater patterns, the Banshee features a forward facing planing wing that allows the fly to skate and skitter unlike anything else you've seen.  While it does indeed

Hemingway Caddis

2017-11-19T09:38:18-07:00

Hemingway Caddis Pattern Description: Mike and Sheralee Lawson named the Hemingway Caddis after Jack Hemingway. It seems Mike and Sheralee came up with this pattern and Mr. Hemingway took a liking to it, so they named it for him. This diminutive tent wing pattern is an underused favorite of mine. I have to admit; I

Czech Nymph

2017-11-19T09:38:18-07:00

Czech Nymph Pattern Description: My friend, Vince Ordonez, brought the Czech Nymph to my attention. The Czech Nymph gets its name from the Czechoslovakian National Fly-Fishing Team who used this fly in the world championships. Apparently, the fly worked very well. This pattern really reminds me a lot of the Barr Net Builder Caddis. I

Mugly Caddis

2019-01-22T21:55:22-07:00

Mugly Caddis Pattern Description: The Mugly Caddis is a pattern I developed after my first evening on the Henrys Fork. I had fished to sporadically rising fish all evening with little success. Meanwhile, another angler, slightly downstream seemed to be hooked up every time I looked his way. I cornered him near dark and with a

Turk’s Tarantula

2017-11-19T09:38:19-07:00

Turk's Tarantula Pattern Description: Guy Turk developed his Tarantula in 1990. George Anderson used this fly to win the Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest that year and it has since become one of the most popular attractor flies in the world. Mr. Turks creation has all you could ask for in an attractor; wide profile, great buoyancy and visibility.

Screaming Banshee

2018-06-05T20:32:36-06:00

Screaming Banshee Pattern Description: This is a fun little pattern I came up with last summer designed as a skating caddis pattern.  Modeled after some old time steelhead skater patterns, the Banshee features a forward facing planing wing that allows the fly to skate and skitter unlike anything else you've seen.  While it does indeed skate wonderfully, the