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Sandy Cased Caddis
Jun 15th, 2015 at 7:49am
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I'm looking for a bit of advise on how to liven up this fly. The colour in the pic is poor as it is fine sand in clear epoxy so the colour is sandy grey. I have dubbed various materials behind the bead but just cant get it to look alive and buggy. Maybe a black bead? Some leggs maybe?
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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #1 - Jun 18th, 2015 at 3:04am
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In my mind get rid of the bead and replace with soft hackle or striped partridge fibers facing forward over the hook eye.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2015 at 4:32am
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or peacock herl.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2015 at 11:04am
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I would go for a black bead and a hare's fur collar behind the bead.
  

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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #4 - Jun 19th, 2015 at 11:50pm
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Thanks for the input. I realise a H&C is a very good SCC patten but I have some epoxy that I need to use hence this attempt at a SCC. Again the photos are shit due to the lighting and I squashed 2 of the bodies a bit so look past that.
upacreek i havn't any partridge so I stripped some phesant rump. When you say forward over the eye is that from the eye or from behind the head like how I "kind" of have it. A band of cream thread behind the legs might look like some body coming out??
Micky Duck good call, peacock herl is the shit I might try a peacock dubbing for a bit extra sparkle???
willowgrub is this what you ment? or a tight coller not plucked out. 
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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #5 - Jun 20th, 2015 at 3:13am
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They all look cool and inspire me to up grade some of my patterns thanks DAD. Confidence in the chosen pattern is key.
  
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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #6 - Jun 20th, 2015 at 8:07am
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just a wee thing...your first nymph has lovely curve to it, those three stop short....maybe/maybe not??? Wink
  
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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #7 - Jun 21st, 2015 at 1:08am
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Good Effort

Each of those caddis will catch fish Dad.

Keith Draper showed me how to tie these back in the 70's with a sparse black hackle trimmed from the top and sides to leave a few whiskers below the eye facing back towards the the hook.

We would make these with the fine river gravel found in the same river we fished in.

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Re: Sandy Cased Caddis
Reply #8 - Jun 22nd, 2015 at 10:28am
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Looking good  Smiley
  

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