Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Improvised Cased Caddis

While fishing on Montana's Gallatin River I observed a large number of cased caddis with bright green bodies in this rocky fast flowing river.  Back at the cabin that evening I improvised with the materials we had on hand.  Tungsten beads in two sizes (one just happened to be green), shaggy greenish dubbing, hen feathers and yellow wire.  This was the result.  The double beads sink this one like a stone.  A perfect anchor fly for Czech nymphing.

Did it work?

I'm pretty sure it did...at least on the Madison.

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