Little Neon Caddis Nymph

Curtis Fry - March, 2017

Back in college, I did a fair amount of guiding on a local tailwater and fished a lot of hatch-matchy type patterns depending on the time of year. There also happened to be a lot of caddis in this river and I found one caddis larva pattern, in particular, seemed to do well all year round. This pattern was originally tied relatively small (#18's and #20's) and on a straight shank nymph hook but I've since started tying them jig style -- especially for Euro style nymphing.
Nothing fancy as far as materials go so it's an easy tie and will definitely drum up fish for you.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook - 12
  • Hook (alt): Umpqua XC400BL-BN - 12
  • Hook (alt): Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 12
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors - Black - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Bead (alt): Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads - 2.8 mm - Black
  • Weight: Lead Free Round Wire - 0.015
  • Under-Body: Holographic Flashabou - Chartreuse
  • Over-Body: Half Round D Rib - Chartreuse - Small
  • Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub - Black
  • Thorax (alt): Ice Dub - Peacock Black
  • Soft Hackle: Hebert Miner Hen Saddle - Black
  • Soft Hackle (alt): Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

    $7.99
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    $8.95
    Veevus Holographic Tinsel
    Veevus Holographic Tinsel

    Veevus Holographic Tinsel

    $3.99
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

    $8.35
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    $13.25
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou

    Holographic Flashabou

    $6.49
    Lead Free Round Wire
    Lead Free Round Wire

    Lead Free Round Wire

    $5.50
    Half Round D Rib
    Half Round D Rib
    Half Round D Rib

    Half Round D Rib

    $2.25
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub
    Hare'e Ice Dub

    Hare'e Ice Dub

    $3.25
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    #color_brown
    #color_dark-gray-dun
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle
    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle

    Hebert Miner Hen Saddle

    $15.00
    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

    $9.50