HOOK: Dai Riki 135 #14
THREAD: 8/0, black, or match the color of your head dubbing
ABDOMEN chartreuse or metallic green ultra wire, brassie size
COLLAR ostrich, olive
ANTENNA Krystal Flash, Lime Green
HEAD: Hare’s Ice Dubbing, Peacock or Caddis Green
Here’s a nice caddis to use in your summertime Hopper/Dropper rigs. The wire body helps sink the fly without the need for tungsten or brass beads, and the wire and hare’s ice provide an ideal amount of “shine” rather than a loud flash.
Green is a common caddisfly color for our rivers, but yellows, orange, and good old brass are also effective.
Get a kit, drop by for a beer, and tie a half-dozen. You will be quickly armed with a good dropper fly, just in time for prime fishing on the Thompson and Poudre! These bugs will be around ’til the end of summer, so you may want to tie even more!