An excellent all-purpose caddis larvae pattern that features a long gap tactical jig hook for better hookups and improved euro nymphing. Caddis larvae get dislodged from their crevices from time-to-time and will roll along the bottom for long distances. European nymphers needed flies that would ride along the bottom without getting snagged. Eventually, they came up with competition flies featuring an inward curvature that lessens the chance of a snag.
Jig nymphs help reduce snagging and dulling the hook just by the way jigs keep their butt up and off the bottom.