Few bugs are as prevalent across America as the caddis, which explains why there are so many fly patterns to imitate it! This fly is outstanding in that it perfectly mirrors a caddis that is starting to emerge from its husk on the stream bottom. Any angler who has spent time picking up rocks and observing the bug life has seen the familiar bright coloration of a caddis larva peeking out from its twig, rock, and sandy home. While fishing multiple flies is usually desired, fishing this one by itself during the late spring season is quite effective. Bottom bouncing this fly, by adding a little weight and jigging it along the bottom, can produce plenty of trout when the caddis are pouring off in May and June.
Tungsten beaded barbless caddis jig for fast water.
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OK Folks. When size 14 caddis are being slammed on the top, douse your Elk hair dry fly in gink, drop this peeping caddis under it, and hold on. Anglers often get dry fly tunnel vision when they see hatching flies and fish rising. Trust me - drop this under when fish are hitting the top as it imitates emerging caddis perfectly. Wild browns, native brookies, stockies, and some serious hold-over stocked rainbows (20"+) alike all slammed this fly last night while fishing an intense top water caddis feeding frenzy. It out-fished the top water fly 2 to 1. Best day fishing I've ever had thanks to this fly. And it's barbless to boot - couldn't ask for more.
First couple casts with this in a small mountain stream, a big ole brown nailed this..i didn't honestly expect it..highly suggest it.
Just got my first order of flies from the flycrate, two nymph patterns(peeping Caddis and one other). Haven't fished then yet but they look good and feel really well made. Also, they were shipped immediately. I used to order custom competition flies from Trout Legend but they stopped selling them this year. Feel very fortunate to have discovered Fly Crate. Will write another review after fishing them.