Nymphs : Viagra Caddis Emerger
 

To see a full blown caddis hatch on this river is every anglers goal or it should be. Not alone will you be impressed by the numbers of fly adults leaving the surface of the water but you will thank your lucky angling stars about how long the hatch is each day and sometimes this last for weeks. Watching these hatches makes me wonder sometimes. For every adult that makes it to the trees just how many was there that tried to swim to the surface. Just how many of these emergers called pupae get consumed by trout. Wow, I bet it is a grand old number. Doing stomach pumps of fish during the hatch will confirm this but I dont condone stomach pumps. I am way to concerned for my trout. Trial and error gives me all the answers I need. 

by Ken Collins -


Gold bead and lock

Place gold bead on hook and wrap .010" lead for 2 or 3 turns behind it to hold it in place.

Thread lock

Now double lock this bead in place with tying on your thread and wrapping thread right over lead and hook.

Tie on ultra chenille

Using STANDARD size ultra chenille tie on one strand right at last straight edge of hook shank. Do not fasten so chenille has any tendencies to point downwards.

Trim ultra chenille

Trim so that only about a quarter of an inch of ultra chenille sticks out from hook.

Burn Ultra Chenille

Using a lighter hold flame close but not too close to chenille butt and watch chenille melt into perfect cone.

Thorax

Tie in 3 or 4 peacock herle strands. Make the ultra chenille connection to hook area disappear.

Wrap thorax

Wrap your thicker thorax region right up to behind the gold bead.

Legs

The easiest most effective dressing for this buggy appendage zone of the insect. I perfer to use Seal fur dubbing placed loosely on thread and wrap collar of it right behind the back of the bead.

Whip finish

Perform whip finish and try to place carefully a drop of glue onto the thread not the dubbing.


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