Palomino Caddis v2.0

Cheech - September 10, 2017

The Palomino Caddis has been one of our most popular dry fly patterns for the past several years (Palomino Caddis), but that doesn't mean that we stopped thinking of ways to improve it. We fish the palomino caddis before, during, and after caddis hatches, and it seems to have a great hatch matching and attracting quality. I think part of the reason for these updates to the pattern is that we have been floating our local river quite a bit, and high buoyancy is an absolute must. We added another piece of CDC, some flash to the hook shank, and most importantly, we used the Daiichi 1130 which has a slight offset so it hooks really nicely when the fish slash at it (as they tend to do during a caddis hatch. One of my favorite ways to fish it is to cast out, and slightly skate it right when it hits the water, then I dead drift it until the end of the drift, or until it gets devoured by a fish with an appetite bigger than its brain.

Tie some up and skate it, dead drift it, match the hatch, or fish it as an attractor... Chances are it will catch you some fish.

~ Cheech

P.S. you should use a CDC compatible floatant with this fly. We either use Lochsa, or TMC Dry Magic  

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1130 - Light Wire Scud Hook - 14
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - Rust
  • Flash: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - Medium
  • Body: Ultra Chenille - Worm Brown
  • Underwing: Polish CDC - Gray
  • Wing: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
  • Dubbing: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Cinnamon Caddis
  • Tools Used: Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.99
Mirage Tinsel - Opal
Mirage Tinsel - Opal

Mirage Tinsel - Opal

$1.65
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

$4.25
Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing
Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

$2.25
Ultra Chenille
Ultra Chenille

Ultra Chenille

$2.99
Daiichi 1130 - Light Wire Scud Hook
Daiichi 1130 - Light Wire Scud Hook

Daiichi 1130 - Light Wire Scud Hook

$5.85
Polish CDC
Polish CDC

Polish CDC

$6.95
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

$3.50
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

$16.99

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