October Caddis (Adult)

October, 2009

                                  Fly Pattern: October Caddis

                         Tier's Name: Ken Campbell      Email: See Roster
                         Date: 10/05/09                 Phone: See Roster

    Fly Originator and History: This is Ken Campbell's October Caddis. Ken 
    likes to use foam as part of the body to enhance its floatation.  
                                       How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Floating line with a tapered fluorocarbon 
    leader and tippet. 
    Depth: On the surface (dry fly).
    Suggested retrieve: Standard dry fly retrieve.

                                       Fly Material
    Hook: make /size / length: Dai-Riki 270 straight eye, natural bend(or equivalent) #8.
    Thread: size / color /type: 6/0 or 8/0 grey or orange Uni Thread
    Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: No.
    Tail material / size / color: Deer hair. 
    Body material /size /color: . Orange foam, Tri-Lobal dubbing, orange
    Ribbing size / color: None.
    Thorax size / color: None.
    Wing size / color: Deer hair. 
    Hackle size / color: Two (2)Brown "Royal Coachman" hackles or equivalent.
    Antennae: Two stripped hackle stems.
    Head size / color: Small, gray or orange.

                                       Tying Steps
    1. Thread base. Lay down a thread base from behind the eye to the  bend 
    (just above the barb).

    2. Cut a piece of orange foam the is about 1/8" - 3/16" wide and somewhat longer 
    than a hook's length (it will be trimmed to size later). 

    3. At the bend, tie in the 'tip' of orange foam on the bottom of the shank 
    (allow the foam strip to hang underneath the hook).  

    NOTE: In the following steps, tie in a section of foam as you tie in the tail 
    and body segments.

    4. Tail. Tie in a small amount of deer hair, allowing it to flair. The tail 
    should extend about a half shank's length beyond the bend.

    5. Apply a small amount of dubbing to the thread, and wrap the dubbing over 
    the tail wraps.

    6. Wing. Prepare a small amount of deer hair for the first section of the wing. 
    Tie in the deer hair directly behind the previous windings, with the tips of hair 
    extending to the forward tips of the last bunch of deer hair applied to the hook.

    7. Apply a small amount of dubbing to the thread, and wrap the dubbing over 
    the wing wraps.  

    8. Repeat steps 6 and 7, until the wing has been built up along the shank of 
    the hook, allowing for enough space for the collar hackle and head.
    -  Each new portion of the wing should extend to the end of the tail.

    - The final portion of deer hair should be wrapped, trimmed and tied down to 
    achieve a smooth sloping transition from the bundle to the shank.

    9. Snip off the excess foam.

    10. Tie in the antennae pieces on the left and right sides of the shank 
    (trim them to size later).

    11. Tie in two hackles and wrap two or three times, then tie them off and 
    cut the excess.

    12.  Wrap a small thread head, whip finish and glue.

    13. Trim the antennae to size.
     	Rick Shadforth 10/20/09