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

    $7.25
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    $12.95
    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

    $3.25
    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

    Nature's Spirit Starling Skin

    $9.50
    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

    $12.95