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How to Tie a Goddard Caddis

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Just by looking at a Goddard Caddis you can tell it’s going to float like a cork, and this floatability allows it to be twitched, skated and waked on the water’s surface, which will oftentimes initiate a take. This pattern can, however, be a bit fussy and time-consuming to tie.

“Although you can get by without it, just the smallest amount of Zap-a-Gap applied to the back end of the thread wraps will help to prevent a number of pitfalls often associated with this pattern,” says tier Tim Flagler.  “You can use deer, elk or even caribou, but I believe primo strips of deer hair are a really good choice because of the straightness and length of the hair.”

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