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: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 12
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Weight: Lead Free Round Wire - .015
  • Under-Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Chartreuse - Medium
  • Over-Body: Half Round D Rib - Chartreuse - Small
  • Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub - Black
  • Soft Hackle: 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
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

$2.99
Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

$9.50