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

Special Fuzzers

fuzzies m.fauvet:tlc

a slim lead wire core covered entirely with Special Emerger Thread in two tones (a little darker for the thorax), the idea was to make a slimmer and slightly heavier variant of Frank Sawyer’s Killer Bug.
it’s hard to think of a simpler fly to tie and they look luscious and lively once wet. i’m feeling optimistic.

 

fuzies 2 m.fauvet:tlc

“This’ll be a really heavy-heavy fly once it’s finished “

rather the understatement of the year…

a Bomb, Controller, Sacrificial, Depth-Charge or whatever you want to call it is a fly used to bring down lighter, more ‘natural swimming’ flies on droppers down to the bottom in deep pools and/or fast currents. one could consider it a sinker with a hook and that last point means that:
a) it could easily snag on a rock or something and b) it can also easily catch a bottom-hugging fish.
sure, a) sucks but b) makes it worth it, specially because some times there’s no other way to get our flies to the fish.

pretty much geared toward the ‘Euro-Nymphing’ approach where flies are lobbed back upstream after the drift, this bottom-dredging caddis imitation  by David Downie is sure to do the trick and pick up a few on it’s own. because of it’s weight be sure to pay special attention and greatly open up your loops and better yet use an elliptic cast if you’re going to cast it in a conventional way. (or be prepared to wear it somewhere on your head or body… :mrgreen: )