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Hydropsyche Caddis Larva Fly Tying Materials

 

Based on the caddis larva patterns of Oliver Edwards, this pattern incorporates materials and techniques that offer tremendous realism. The Hydropsyche Caddis Larvae pattern fishes well in streams that have good numbers of free-swimming caddis. Spearfish Creek is one stream that fishes exceptionally well with this pattern locally. 

Materials:

  • Hook: Tiemco 2457 size 10-14
  • Weight: Lead Wire (option)
  • Tail: Partridge Philoplume
  • Shellback: Olive Thin Skin
  • Thread: OLive 70 Denier Ultra Thread
  • Ribbing: 4x Tippet
  • Abdomen/Thorax: NS Emergence Dubbing
  • Gills: Tan Ostrich Herl
  • Legs: Golden Pheasant Tails