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    The iriscaddis

    I post this every year..this fly in the spring (all spring) and summer and fall, is nothing but perfect.....it has caught more fish than any other fly I fish....it can be fished in the film as an emerger, which is what is was meant to be, or it can be dead drifted and swung, get a bunch of takes "on the dangle"....not enough people around here fish it, in fact someone I know at Shannon's turns his nose up at it...
    I can't say enough, if the caddis are hatching it WILL catch fish...if they aren't you also have a chance, I have caught fish on it in the dead of winter......it is candy!!!!



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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Gosh, if only there were a quality video out there on how to tie one of these things.


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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squirminator View Post
    Gosh, if only there were a quality video out there on how to tie one of these things.
    Yes, I learned to tie this from that video, and from Mr. Grobert himself....the touch dub is key!!!!!! I can't believe more people in the east don't fish it....as it is a Blue Ribbon Fly......thanks Mr. Matthews!

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    Re: The iriscaddis

    I've never fished this particular pattern. I fish la Fontaines often but I'm gonna watch the video and tie a few up. Thanks

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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by Kapfish View Post
    I've never fished this particular pattern. I fish la Fontaines often but I'm gonna watch the video and tie a few up. Thanks
    I can't tie a Lafontaine, so I use these.....

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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by Kapfish View Post
    I've never fished this particular pattern. I fish la Fontaines often but I'm gonna watch the video and tie a few up. Thanks
    It's by far my most productive caddis emerger pattern the last 15-20 years, and easier to tie than the LaFontaine. Imitates the grannoms and ginger/cinnamon caddis emergers very well and often is more productive than an adult pattern during the emergence.

    Don't toss your LaFontaine sparkle pupae or emergers though, they do have their place in the fly box.


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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    It's by far my most productive caddis emerger pattern the last 15-20 years, and easier to tie than the LaFontaine. Imitates the grannoms and ginger/cinnamon caddis emergers very well and often is more productive than an adult pattern during the emergence.

    Don't toss your LaFontaine sparkle pupae or emergers though, they do have their place in the fly box.
    Just because some idiot In New Jersey cant tie a La Fontaine emerger doesn't mean you should throw all your other patterns out.....
    It does work though,....

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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squirminator View Post
    Gosh, if only there were a quality video out there on how to tie one of these things.
    There is one out there, it's just not a quality video is all


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    Re: The iriscaddis

    I love this fly. Discovered it here two years ago. Fun to tie. It catches fish everywhere, in riffles, pools, in the dark. I get a lot of takes on the swing or lifting at the end of the drift. Thanks for reposting. Gotta tie a fresh batch.


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    Re: The iriscaddis

    What other color combinations do you use?


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    Re: The iriscaddis

    Quote Originally Posted by emoussa View Post
    What other color combinations do you use?
    I tie the body green, tan or brown,.....I like to use natural hare on the head...but all I had was olive.....it doesn't seem to matter much what color. The fish eat them anyway.....it should do an experiment and try odd colors like purple red or pink the see what happens..

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    Re: The iriscaddis

    I've changed the Zlon from orange to apple green and had luck.


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