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[Video] Fish for Success with This Easy-to-Tie Cased Caddis Fly

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

April 4, 2024

Cased caddis larva fly fishing fly

Have you ever noticed those tiny houses clinging to rocks underwater? These belong to caddisfly larvae, a tasty treat for trout! This video shows you how to tie a realistic cased caddis fly that mimics these critters perfectly.

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shares his secret weapon—a simple yet highly effective fly pattern.

Even beginners will be surprised at how easy it is to create this “buggy” fly. Learn Tim’s clever technique for prepping pheasant tail fibers and using thread tension for a flawless finish.

Get ready to watch trout go wild for this tasty morsel!

Cased Caddis Fly Material List

  • Hook: 3X-strong, black nickel barbless hook (e.g., Fulling Mill 5105), size 16
  • Thread: UTC 140 Denier, fluorescent chartreuse
  • Case: Pheasant tail fibers
  • Adhesive: Head cement (e.g., Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails)