Epoxy Sand Caddis
Text and Photos by Stephen Chatterton
|Hook||#12 - #16 medium to long shank|
|Thread||6/0 brown or olive|
|Body||Yellow cotton or thread under 5 minute epoxy|
|Tail||Green hackle fibres|
|Ribbing||Fine red wire|
|Thorax||Olive cotton or thread|
caddis are abundant along sandy margins and a favoured food of browns
in particular. A good ambush fly which trout will often just pick up as
they come across it or will grab when just twitched.
Starting at the eye wind the yellow cotton in touching turns to just
beyond the bend of the hook.
b) Tie in a tail of around 5 green hackle fibres. Use the fluffy fibres toward the base of the quill.
c) Tie in the fine red wire.
d) Build up a uniform body 4/5 along the hook shank.
e) Return the yellow cotton to the ½ way position.
2a) Wrap the fine red wire along the body to form
five segments finishing at the half way position.
3. Coat the whole dressing of the fly except the tail with a thin coat of 5 minute epoxy.