Tag Archives: caddisflies

Video: How to Tie the Spent Partridge Caddis


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you do a Google search for “spent partridge caddis,” you’ll find that many different patterns—most with full or trimmed hackle—go 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. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Caddis Emerger


Written by: Phil Monahan

Even big fish fall for this simple emerger.

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. . .

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