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
black herl head.
Fred suggests fishing this nymph dead drift, ticking the bottom.
He uses an indicator.
Peacock Caddis Larva
Scud hook, #12, #14, #16
8/0; color to suit larva body color
diameter lead wire, 6 or 8 wraps
peacock herl; 3 strand rope
RIB: fine gold
color peacock herl
Note: The rib wire is wrapped over the
dyed peacock herl body, and is tied off before
making the head