Iris Caddis Variation

Cheech - November, 2018

Many years ago when I decided to up my game from just staring at indicators all day, I was intrigued by the caddis hatch and the many differences that it brings from the lob and watch bobber techniques that I was used to. I began to tie and research patterns to be able to target the hyper aggressive fish I'd see right at dusk on my local river, and one pattern seemed to come up more than others, and it was the Iris Caddis. Developed by Blue Ribbon Flies, the original relies on z-lon fibers for the tail and wing, and a synthetic/natural blend for the body and thorax. Due to my recent addiction to squirrel for tying, I started to tie the iris caddis with dubbed squirrel for the body, and a squirrel hackle for the thorax. Needless to say, this fly is very effective, and I found that in faster water I will fish it behind a more visible pattern like the Palomino Caddis. Happy Tying! ~Cheech

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Sparkle Emerger Yarn
Sparkle Emerger Yarn

Sparkle Emerger Yarn

$3.25
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Natural Furs Dubbing
Natural Furs Dubbing

Natural Furs Dubbing

$2.95
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
Dr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4
Dr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4

Dr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4"

$30.25
Hard As Hull Head Cement
Hard As Hull Head Cement

Hard As Hull Head Cement

$6.50
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

$24.95