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    F&K Caddis


    I gave 2 to Neil Rowe at the “bring and braai”. Some of the guys where intrigued and surprised to see the fly and the body construction.

    I thought I would share it with the fellow Flytalkers. Maybe they will have as much success, with it, as I have had with it.

    Hook: size 12 to 18. Dry fly bent to grub style or just a plain grub hook in the sizes.
    Tag/hotspot: Fluro orange or Fluro green thread.
    Thread Dark: brown
    Body: 2 to 3 peacock herl and grizzly to red hackle. Stroke hackle back, so that the hackle fibers are perpendicular to stalk. And a thin copper wire. (this strengthens the "herl rope" and makes it easier to work with)
    Wings: 4 CDC feathers tip tops lined up. (colours from light tan to almost black)
    Antennae: 2 Pheasant tail barbs or elk hairs. (optional)
    Head: artificial peacock dubbing.

    Method
    Tie the tag/hotspot in, as far down the bend as possible.
    Start the brown thread on the end of hotspot.
    Take the peacock herl and hackle. Clamp tips in hackle pliers. Make sure the fibres are stroked downwards, so that the hackles are standing perpendicular to the stalk.
    While holding the end of the peacock herl and hackle in left hand, start twisting the peacock herl and hackles clock wise. Twist until a uniform “rope” has formed with the hackle fibres sticking out, uniformly, from the peacock herl.
    Take the end of the “rope” of peacock herl and hackle form the hackle plier and tie in at the bend of the hook.
    Take the tread forward to about 1,5mm behind the eye of the hook.
    Wrap the “rope” forward and tie off behind the eye of the hook.
    Tie the 4 CDC feathers in to match the size of the hook. Tips of CDC protruding a little past bend of hook.
    Tie in the antennae of either pheasant tail or elk hair.
    Form a head with the slightest of artificial peacock dubbing.

    And catch plenty of fish on the F&K Caddis.
    This has become my number one caddis fly. If you look at the fly in the water, reflection in the surface film makes me believe this is one of the reasons why the fly is so succesfull.
    It gives double the normal “profile” for the fish to zoom in. Plus you have the added advantage of the hotspot. Which is a great attractor for the fish.
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    Korrie Broos

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    Balance of pictures
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    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Killer Korrie, Killer!!!!!
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    That looks like a superb pattern Korrie !

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    Does the "F" stand for foil.... you know foil you wrap around your fly?

    No Real good I must say I have tied the fly myself and made changes, the idea is great.
    Be the change that you want to see


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    Nice fly korrie. Will tie a few tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
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    Hi Korrie
    I tie a similar pattern, but use a peacock quil instead of your "rope". That is a really neat pattern! Thanks for sharing.


    Cheers
    Stan

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    That is flippen awesome...
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    Nice!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIGJAM View Post
    Does the "F" stand for foil.... you know foil you wrap around your fly?

    No Real good I must say I have tied the fly myself and made changes, the idea is great.
    No foil here bru, maybe fluro though.

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