September 28, 2011
Corn Fed Caddis
The Corn Fed Caddis is a beefy, high floating dry fly fit for any water type. It utilizes the incredible floatation and fish catching abilities of CDC. Most CDC patterns are sparse and delicate, but the Corn Fed Caddis lives up to its name sporting a heavy CDC wing stacked with a hydrophobic poly yarn overwing for even more floatability. This linebacker at ballet class also uses CDC for the hackle. Throw this fly at selective spring creek browns or pocketwater pushovers, it works great for both!
This recipe is a tan version but you can adapt the body and CDC colors to your local hatches. Â Some shops sell good numbers of this pattern in olive as a Caddis/Baetis crossover pattern. Â Buy or build a few, get them high, dry and drag free!
Hook: TMC 100 #12-18
Thread: Rusty dun Uni thread
Tail: PMD shuck antron yarn
Body: Tan superfine dubbing
Rib: Rusty dun Uni thread
Wing: Natural dun CDC
Overwing: White over gray polyyarn
Hackle: Natural dun CDC in a thread loop (Petijean magic tool)