Video: How to Tie the Corded Cased Caddis

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a cased-caddis imitation that, weirdly, has a tail. While this may offend die-hard hatch-matchers, I have a strong belief that, if Tim says tying this way catches trout, then it catches trout.

As usual, Tim demonstrates some useful tying tricks that will help you become a better overall tier. I like the ways that holds the tail fibers upward to keep them on top of the hook shank, and his method for cording a dubbing noodle will help makes lots of patterns more attractive and durable.

          Corded Cased Caddis
          Hook: Barbless jig hook (here, a Lightning Strike JF2), sizes 12-16.
          Bead: Gold slotted tungsten bead, 7/64-inch.
          Thread: Fluorescent green, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Tail: 8-10 coq de Leon fibers.
          Abdomen: Hare’s ear Antron dubbing, corded.
          Hot Spot: Tying thread.
          Adhesive: Head cement or Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails.
          Tools: Bodkin, plunger-style pliers, dubbing whirl.

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