Classic New England pattern and easy to tie
Published by peregrines
Vermont Caddis, also called the Hare's Ear Caddis
Type of fly
caddis stonefly dry fly
Originator of pattern if known
The pattern was developed in a collaboration by a bunch of guys, and was first tied by George Schlotter, owner of the old fly shop The Anglers Nook in Shushan, NY on the banks of the Battenkill (on the NY side)
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Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern
Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skills. This is a very easy pattern to tie.
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Dry fly size 14-28
Hares mask dubbing
Mixed brown and grizzly
Special tying notes
An easy pattern to tie. Tie on thread, dub body from directly above bend up to front 1/3 of shank. Tie on hackles and form a dense hackle collar over front 1/3 of hook shank.
Imitates dark winter caddis like Little Black Caddis (Chimera) and small winter stoneflies (Taeniopterix) and in smaller sizes it imitates small microcaddis (Dolophilodes). A staple on many New England streams.