Pheasant Tail X-Caddis

Curtis - February, 2018

Pete Steen returns for the final caddis in this current series (I'm sure there will be more, so no worries there).

Couple of things here: First off, the X-Caddis is a must-have pattern when it comes to caddis imitations. Secondly, pheasant tail on any pattern is like the secret sauce that fish can't resist. It's akin to Cheech and cotton candy as gas stations: don't necessarily need it but it's pretty and so so tasty. Nom nom.

Anyhoo...enjoy this one!!!

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 35050 Ultimate Dry Fly Hook, Barbless - 14
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Dark Brown
  • Shuck: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - Tan
  • Thorax: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Cinnamon Caddis
  • Body: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Natural
  • Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - X-Small
  • Wing: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker, Stonfo Thread Splitter,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Extra Small

$1.75
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

$4.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Sparkle Emerger Yarn
Sparkle Emerger Yarn

Sparkle Emerger Yarn

$3.25
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
Fulling Mill 35050 Ultimate Dry Fly Hook, Barbless
Fulling Mill 35050 Ultimate Dry Fly Hook, Barbless

Fulling Mill 35050 Ultimate Dry Fly Hook, Barbless

$12.95
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter

Stonfo Thread Splitter

$37.99
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

$14.99
Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps
Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps

Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps

$10.00