[Video] Mother’s Day Caddis by Craig Mathews

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies demonstrates how to tie a hackled Iris Caddis for the ever popular Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. This pattern works great in heavy water, as an attractor and in dry-dropper rigs because it floats so well. Craig’s tip of winding the peacock herl around the thread is a good one, as it helps reinforce the peacock herl and makes for a more durable fly.

Material List

Hook: Tiemco 100, Size 14-16
Thread: UTC 70
Body: Peacock Herl
Wing: Widow’s Web by Montana Fly Co.
Shuck: Z-lon, Caddis Gold (color)
Thorax: Ice Dub, Pheasant Tail or light olive (color)
Hackle: Saddle Hackle, dyed dark olive

Enjoy!

Ken Sperry

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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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