If you do a Google search for “spent partridge caddis,” you’ll find that many different patternsmost with full or trimmed hacklego by this name. This version, tied by author and blogger Matt Grobert, is a no-hackle pattern that features a thorax of bushy hare’s ear dubbing where others put the hackle. The result is a low-riding, subtle. . .
As spring progresses into summer, caddisfly hatches become increasingly important on many waters, and emerger patterns are often the key to success. Most anglers are familiar with Gary LaFontaine’s Emergent Sparkle Pupa series, which has been taking trout for decades. The fly shown here is based on that design, but it leaves out some of the. . .