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Parachute Caddis, Olive Brown
Parachute Caddis, Olive Brown
Tying Instructions
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Notes: David Bloom is a guide on Montana's Missouri River and he created a parachute caddis pattern that can be tied in small sizes and adapted to a wide range of mottled coloration. Yearling Elk Hair is used as the wing. It has a softer texture and thinner diameter which allows the hair to compress without extensive flaring. The tips of the hair taper quickly to a point with good color banding. Since it has good compression, yearling elk will create far less bulk than either bull or cow elk. The pattern uses a Hi-Viz post usually of a floatable material such as McFlylon. You can vary the body coloration with the selection of dyed Golden Pheasant tails from Nature's Spirit. Golden Pheasant has a mottled pattern that is preferred over Ringneck Pheasant. The pattern is designed to imitate caddis but it also is a good pattern for small stoneflies and hoppers. Sometimes a ribbing is used to counterwrap the body. Dave uses the tag end of his thread and twists the body material around it prior to wrapping. The pattern rides low in the water, has great floatability, and can be easily seen due to the Hi-Viz Post. A great caddis pattern for our Sierran waters.

 

Variations:



Parachute Caddis, Tan
Parachute Caddis, Tan


Materials:


Parachute Caddis, Dark Olive
Parachute Caddis, Dark Olive


Materials:

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