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.