Peacock Caddis Larva

 

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Another effective pattern from Fred Bridge

 

Peter's note: Fred has been a friend for years. He's a superb trout fisherman, so any fly he recommends is worth trying.  You can check out other patterns he has submitted to fishingwithflies.com by going to the "Flies With a Story" index.

 

Fred wrote me that this is a very effective pattern on heavily fished clear or slightly off color waters.  You can of course vary the color combination of the body and head. Fred's favorite combination is an insect green body and a black herl head.

Fred suggests fishing this nymph dead drift, ticking the bottom.  He uses an indicator.

 

Peacock Caddis Larva


Tying sequence:

HOOK: Scud hook, #12, #14, #16

THREAD: 8/0; color to suit larva body color

WIRE: .015" diameter lead wire, 6 or 8 wraps

BODY: Dyed peacock herl; 3 strand rope

RIB: fine gold wire

HEAD: Contrasting color peacock herl

Note: The rib wire is wrapped over the dyed peacock herl body, and is tied off before making the head

 

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