PFD Rusty Spinner from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.
Last year, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions and Matt Grobert offered their versions of the standard Rusty Spinner pattern. Now Tim is back with a PFD version, which features extra flotation for fishing in broken water.
The Goddard Caddis floats like a cork and has a realistic silhouette.
photo courtesy Tightline productions
The Goddard Caddis was the result of a true collaborative project. English fly-fishing author John Goddard (who sadly passed away at the end of last year) and his angling pal, Clive Henry, came up with an idea for a stillwater pattern. They thought that a fly with a spun deer-hair body could be clipped into shape to mimic the body silhouette of a caddisfly. To a fish below, this sharp silhouette would look delicious. They relayed their idea to American tier Andre Puyans, who created the first prototype of what was to become the. . .
This is a great tying video—produced by Tightline Productions—which shows how to tie an interesting nymph using layers of rabbit fur for the abdomen to give the pattern the same wiggly motion as the natural. The video begins with underwater footage of the nymphs you’re trying to. . .