Soft Hackle X Caddis

Cheech - June, 2019

The X Caddis is already a staple in most of our caddis boxes due to it's simple design and maximum effectiveness. In my opinion, there is something to be said about appendages on a caddis pattern that really make them appealing to the trout, so I decided to add a little bit of bugginess to the X Caddis. Adding a simple soft hackle under the wing is really simple and can be done with a variety of soft hackle materials, but the dark brown dun hen cape that I use is really hard to beat because it's brown on one side and gray on the other (kind of covering the caddis bases...) Anyway, this fly it super simple to tie, and can add some leggy action to an already effective pattern!

Material List
  • Hook: TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook - 14 - 25 Pack
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Tan
  • Body: TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing - Dark Honey
  • Tail: Bett's Z-Lon - Standard - Ginger
  • Hackle: Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape - Dark Brown Dun
  • Wing: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
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
TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing
TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing

TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing

$3.95
TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook
TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook

TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook

$24.60
Bett's Z-Lon
Bett's Z-Lon

Bett's Z-Lon

$6.99
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

$30.00