Stimulator Caddis

Fly Name
Hook 12-18
Thread black
Wings elk hair
Tails none
Body dubbing & fine wire
Hackle brown & grizzly

Stimulator Caddis

Stimulator Caddis

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Attach wire with 5 tight wraps.

Stimulator Caddis

Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Tie in hackle with 3 to 5 right thread wraps. Concave side of hackle is away from body. Apply dubbing to thread.

Stimulator Caddis

Evenly wind dubbing to form body and secure with 5 tight wraps.

Stimulator Caddis

After body completion evenly wind hackle forward from tail base to front end of body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess stem with scissor tips or pull back on hackle to break it off at thread wraps.

Stimulator Caddis

Place elk hair wing by applying 2 loose wraps. Adjust the length and position directly on top of the body. Once in place hold and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess. Attach grizzly hackle by its stem and secure with 5 tight wraps.

Stimulator Caddis

Evenly wind hackle and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim off excess. Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

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