How to Tie the Peeping Caddis Nymph Fly
Learn how to tie the Peeping Caddis Nymph fly pattern, including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly-tying skills here.
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This nymph pattern is meant to imitate a cased caddis. The colors used should be matched to the cased caddis you see in your home waters but brown, olive, or green are common. Their segmented abdomen is usually protected by a portable house they build from debris found along the stream bed allowing just their head and 3 pairs of legs exposed. These are a major fish food source and are always on the menu.
- Hook: Daiichi 4640 size 12
- Thread: UTC 70 Denier in Black
- Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Bead in Black
- Legs: Partridge Feather
- Rib: UTC Copper Wire size Small
- Collar: Hareline UV Ice Dubbing in Cinnamin
- Body: Natures Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing in Brown
It appears that the copper rib magically showed up between 3:08 and 3:10 of the video.
When is it supposed to be tied in?