a 13 second caddis larva

fast, simple, strong and quite a good looker.

 

“You have to fish this larva deep, that’s why there is a lot of weight in it. It still got a slim body, so it sinks fast to the bottom. You will find Caddis in almost every river and it’s an important part of the fish’s menu.The coloration with the brown line on the abdomen is not a must. I just did it to show you what possibilities you have with ordinary marker pens. It’s tied on a # 10 hook, which sounds pretty big, but the body length is close to the original, just try to keep a slim, natural looking body. Ok, let’s start!”  and to do that (and even if it takes a bit longer than 13 seconds…),  find the materials list and complete step-by-step tutorial on Holger Lachmann‘s great The One Fly blog by clicking the image below. enjoy !

Caddis Larva - Holger Lachman

More Cat Gut !

we’ve already seen the yummymagicalyamazingful results cat gut* can give on caddis and mayfly nymphs by Lucian Vasies and today’s hot-off-the-vise video is from Davie McPhail tying his own version of a caddis larva using the same cat gut from Lucian’s online shop troutline.ro
enjoy !

i can imagine stocks will go out quite fast.

* once again:  no need to worry, no pussy was turned inside-out to supply us with this ultra-cool tying material ! it’s something like gross sheep or lab rats or something… :mrgreen:

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too cool caddis larva

woW… some really nice out-of-the-box thinking here yielding a fantabulous result.
it’s not every day we get to have so much fun with basically a bare hook, glue and flames,

hmg caddis larva 1

make a horrid mess,
hmg caddis larva 2

and turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful caddis larva.hmg caddis larva 3click on either pic to access Ivan Randjelović Mixmaster’s  brilliant tutorial on musicarenje.net
enjoy !

note- i’ve never seen or heard of black hot melt glue and a quick net search doesn’t reveal much. maybe permanent markers will do the trick for the thorax region and legs.

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