The Peeping Caddis is a fly that works the world over, here I show you how to tie it in just a few easy steps.
Hook: Longshank barbless
Bead: 3.5mm black tungsten
Thread: Chartreuse and black
Legs: Dark partridge feather
Body: Natural dubbing, ( this is a dark home-made mix)
Place a the bead, 3.5mm tungsten on this one, onto a long shank hook.
Run on tying thread, this is chartreuse, other good colours are white, red and peach, create a pronounced bump at the rear.
Attach a dark partridge (or natural) feather by the tips behind the bump, curve of the feather facing out over the bend of the hook, trim the tips away.
Wind the hackle around the hook shank several times creating the funnel of legs over the bump. Trim the waste and tidy the body with tread wraps and tie off.
Now tie on the dark thread, black here, and cover up some of the chartreuse.
Create an even dubbing rope.
Wind down from the bead end to the end of the shank and then back up to finish behind the bead, so that you have two layers of dubbing, the fly is more durable.
You should have created a nice and even body, now tie off behind the bead and check out your cool creation!
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