primarily designed as an ‘in the surface’ or drowned/washed-away just below the surface caddis imitation -something in my opinion that’s unfortunately missing from pretty much most angler’s boxes- this pattern has all the right trigger points and profile to do the job and do it well. the Tiemco 2499SP is one of my all time favourite barbless hooks. an extremely well designed one that hooks up better than most and keeps the fish on until the fish is inside the net. for this pattern, it’s slightly heavier weight (than an average dry fly hook) will help it stay in the right zone. easy and simple to tie, here’s a go-to pattern well worth having and something i wouldn’t hesitate for a second to use even when there’s no caddis around. enjoy !