P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers

Fly

X-Caddis

Type: Nymph

Hook: TMC 900BL, TMC 102Y or equivalent

Thread: To match body color

Shuck: Zelon

Abdomen: Loosely dubbed antron or antron-mix

Wing: Deer Hair (Blue Ribbon Flies has a great "X-Caddis" hair)

Thorax: Loosely dubbed antron or omit and use deer hair butts as the head like a standard EHC

Notes: An extremely effective emerging caddis imitation for placid to moderately swift water. Great for many spring creek caddis hatches. Gary uses a traditional head and a more tan color than the original.

Originator: Craig Matthews

Tyer: Gary Woerdehoff.