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How to Tie a Caddis Larva

Producer: Tim Flagler

Caddis fly larva are a favorite food of trout just about everywhere and patterns to imitate them range from mildly suggestive to hyper-realistic. “I’ve been using the same fairly simple suggestive pattern, in sizes 14 and 16, in both green and a rusty brown for years,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler. “In trying to change it up a bit for the coming season, I actually simplified things by removing the wire ribbing and changing my dubbing technique to produce what I hope will be a more effective fly.”