|Graphic Caddis tied by Darren Dunbar|
One of my favorite green caddis pupa replications to tie and fish is John Barr's Graphic Caddis. The fly is striking with a buggy, but attractive look. Two key ingredients include an ostrich herl head and live-like Hungarian partridge for the legs. A pearl flashabou tag represents the much talked about gas bubble that occurs during the pupation. Barr's recipe calls for a Micro-tubing body. However, I opted for 10 lb. Hi -Vis yellow mono filament line. I used a green permanent marker on white thread to create the two-tone effect. Use some mallard flank fibers to create antennae.
While a great tie, the Graphic Caddis also performs on the water, especially when swung or using a dead drift - Leisenring lift. Tight Wraps ~ D2
|Graphic Caddis on the rocks! Tied with Friend of the Fly Caddis Grub Hooks|