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    tomfly cased caddis

    I have developed this pattern to imamate a black caddis larva in the woody case that it inhabits. This fly has produced fish in the KLG and the Point Mountain section of the Musky. This Fly is best fished on the bottom. I found that it works best in the early to mid spring. If you choose to use it tell me what you think. It is an ugly fly but that is the beauty of it. I have found that the uglier that it is the better it works.
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    Hook Mustad 3665A size 12 or equivalent
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    Tie in led wire to weight fly
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    Build underbody with wire
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    Wrap thread over lead wire and apply head cement and allow time to dry.
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    Tie in 3 to 5 pheasant tail fibers
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    Twist fibers together with hackle pliers.
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    Wrap body add fibers as needed.
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    Wrap body ¾ of the shank and coat with head cement. I like to use head cement rather then lacquer because it leaves a milky miscue look to the body (more natural)
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    Dub a small amount of Rabbit or Synthetic fur. I find that shades of Olive, Cream or Green work best.
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    Tie in a Peacock herl for the head and wrap
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    Tie off and whipfinish.

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    Re: tomfly cased caddis


    GREAT FLY -- if you doubt this fly works see KLG Reports in the NJ Section of the forum that I posted last week --- This is the one of Fly's I mentioned during my report --- Although it is an experimental pattern Tomfly made, it truely does work and has caught many a trout In the Muskee and The South Branch since he invented it.

    Honestly I'm surprised he posted the pattern for it -- Tomfly is usually closed mouthed about his "PATTERNS" that he develops -- If you do choose to try this amazing fly out (It's an easy tie) please give Tomfly the credit for the tie.

    Tomfly is a great fly fisherman -- He is one of the BEST CASTERS i have ever seen his knowledge and sportsmanship is second to none and he is very concerned with Stream Conservation and catch and release only. He learned from 2 of the best as did I and it really pays off to be taught these thing at a young age.

    Enjoy the Fly and keep a tight line always


    Limit your kill -- Dont Kill your Limit

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