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Vermont Caddis
Vermont Caddis
Classic New England pattern and easy to tie
Published by peregrines
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Vermont Caddis
Vermont Caddis, also called the Hare's Ear Caddis Click the image to open in full size.
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)
Tied and Submitted by peregrines
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:
Hook Dry fly size 14-28
Thread Black
Tail None
Body Hares mask dubbing
Wing None
Hackle Mixed brown and grizzly
Head Thread
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.
Target species Trout
Fishing notes 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.
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By monkeyboy on 10-22-2010, 04:09 PM
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with these great tying directions i can do this

all good
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By moucheur2003 on 02-01-2017, 06:02 AM
Default Re: Vermont Caddis

I like a spikier hare's ear dubbing than shown here. Some tyers start the body in the hook bend, so that it curves. Some add a wire or tinsel rib, similar to a GRHE. Some clip the hackle so that the tips are bristlier. Any of those variations is optional.

With the clipped hackle, it's easy to skate the fly across the surface, then pull it under and fish it like a wet or emerger in the same cast.
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