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
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
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
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
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
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

$3.50
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
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel

TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel

$5.99
Bett's Z-Lon
Bett's Z-Lon

Bett's Z-Lon

$6.99
Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook
TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook

TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook

$24.60
Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1182 - Low Vis Dry Fly Hook

$6.25
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel
TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel

TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, 100 Pack Black Nickel

$19.99
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

$30.00
TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook
TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook

TMC Tiemco 9300 Dry & Wet Hook

$7.75
TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook
TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook

TMC Tiemco 102Y Dry Hook

$8.25