This caddis imitation was inspired by two great flies. The late Al Campbell’s SHWAPF (swept hackle wingless all purpose fly) and the Tellico nymph of the Great Smokie Mountains. I've been using it for about 10 years both East and West with great success... Almost hate to let this one out of the bag, although we have been selling it at Parks Fly Shop in Gardiner, MT for the last four years or so. Tie some up and give them a go... You'll be glad you did.
|tied and photographed by Doug Korn|
Hook: Daiichi 1550 #14-16
Bead: green glass bead 11/0
Thread: Serafil 200 or uni 8/0
Tail & Shellback: Fox Squirrel tail
Note: trim tips, tie in by the tips behind the bead. Wrap to the bend of hook, split stack; 1/3 for tail and 2/3’s for shellback and wing.
Rib: heavy copper wire 28 gauge
Abdomen: dubbing caddis green
Shellback and Wing: fox squirrel tail pulled forward and tied off behind bead, then folded back for wing.
Collar: loose dubbing.