Caddis Case Nymph

 

Caddis Case Nymph

hook any nymph hook
hook size(s) 6-12
thread black 6/0
body-under any floss wrapped to resemble case
body cover floss with cement or epoxy
body-over dipped in sand or stream bed material
body spray with clear enamel if cement used
head black ostrich herl or dubbing

notes: The caddis larva makes a case for protection. The caddis peeks out the top. The materials to make this case are small grains of sand or stone from the stream bed. Each stream has a unique supply that you can collect and use as the body over of your caddis case. I collect samples from various streams. Each case has a unique look reflected in the material collected. The case also adds weight therefore you don’t need to weight the nymph with beads or lead wire.

submitted by: David Sable at dsable@gva.net