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Green Free Living Caddis
Hook : Gammagatsu
size 10 caddis hook.
Thread : Pale yellow 6/0.
Back Color : Black marker pen.
Head : String coloured yellow.
Legs : Grey partridge coloured yellow.
Body : Green vinyl rib over base of yellow thread.
Weight : Few turns of lead wine near the hook eye.
1/ Cover shank with thread then make
5 or six turns of lead down from the hook eye and secure.
2/ Tie in vinyl rib at rear of hook.
3/ Burn one end of string to form lump for the head.. secure
with wraps of thread leaving the lump just back from and under
hook eye. Paint It yellow.
4/ Cut two small wedges out from the end of a partridge feather
about 5 mm long.
5/ Attach on underside near hook eye with thread the bits of
partridge wing to form legs. You will need to hold the wide end
and tie in the steam tip ( pointy bit ).
6/ Wind vinyl rib forward to be level with the legs , now hold
out both legs parallel to each other but at right angle to the
hook shank and wrap between them once then past the second feather,
forcing them to stick out from the shank like legs, paint them
yellow with marker and fray them around a bit.
7/ Tie off at head and paint thread yellow to match plastic string
head. Varnish head.
Usual cast to sighted trout, with
no retrieve, but effective on slow figure 8 retrieve in still
water. In streams cast to free drift near weed banks and the
end of rocky pools where the water starts to ripple. Fishes well
around fallen timber.
Target species are Brown & Rainbow Trout.
Fished around weed beds and sandy
patches in lakes or in streams too.
Representation of a free living caddis.