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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Little Neon Caddis Nymph

One of my "go-to" nymphs


Little Neon
Back in college, I did a fair amount of guiding on a local tailwater and fished a lot of hatch-matchy type patterns depending on the time of year. There also happened to be a lot of caddis in this river and I found one caddis larva pattern, in particular, seemed to do well all year round. This pattern was originally tied relatively small (#18's and #20's) and on a straight shank nymph hook but I've since started tying them jig style -- especially for Euro style nymphing.

Nothing fancy as far as materials go so it's an easy tie and will definitely drum up fish for you.

Material List

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Hook: Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook - 12     
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black     
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black - 7/64" (2.8mm)     
Weight: Lead Free Round Wire - .015     
Under-Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Chartreuse - Medium     
Over-Body: Half Round D Rib - Chartreuse - Small     
Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub - Black     
Soft Hackle: Nature's Spirit Starling Skin     



Other tools from the tutorial:
Tiemco Razor Scissors - Gold, Half-serrated     
Tiemco Tying Brush     
C&F Design Hackle Pliers     
Tiemco TMC Ceramic Bobbin (Std)     


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