Fluttering Foam Caddis SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Ben Furimski pattern; a fusion of the LaFontaine Spruce Fly and Puterbaugh Caddis. Pretty simple to tie; it'll ride pretty low but still float. Change colors to suit your needs.


    hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
    thread - Uni 8/0 tan
    body - 2mm x 2mm foam tan
    underwing - Congo Hair tan
    wing - deer hair
    head - deer hair, stacked/trimmed


    mash barb and attach thread; lay down a base for body tie-in

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    melt end of foam with a lighter and squeeze with pliers; measure for length (shank)

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    add a drop of Super glue to thread base and tie in foam

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    tie in a sparse hank of Congo Hair, fold back and tie down; trim to length

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    clean, stack a clump of deer hair; measure for length (body)

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    2 firm wraps (don't let it spin)

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    pull butts straight up and trim at an angle

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    left these a bit long (first time tying this fly; adjustments will be made)

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    flip fly over; clean another sparse clump of deer hair, tie in, allow it to flair but not spin

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    repeat for top and bottom

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim head

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    same fly on an emerger hook (Dai Riki 125)

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    One of the first flies I learned to tie. My entry into fly tying and the dry fly hackle shortage coincided. This was a great fly that doesn't require any fine hackle. I tied it for the first fly swap I entered (foam swap)

    Thanks for the SBS.
  3. ScottP Active Member

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