[Video] How to tie DeFrank’s Blue Steel Caddis

Mark DeFrank ties his signature Blue Steel Caddis, a Great Lakes Steelhead fly pattern.

Blue Steel Caddis Material List

Hook: Daiichi 1120 sizes 16-8
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0, Olive Dun
Bead: Spirit River Nickle Brite Bead
Ribbing: Black UTC Ultra Wire, Small
Over-body: Mirage Sheeting
Body: WAPSI Peacock Blue Antron Sparkle Dub
Hackle: Brown Grizzly Hackle or Brown Hackle
Dubbing Collar: Hairline Peacock Ice Dub

This pattern was featured in John Nagy’s Steelhead Guide (4th Edition) and made Nagy’s New Dirty Dozen list.

Enjoy!

Ken Sperry

About the author

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.

Get Directions to the Best Places to Fish in America!

Check out our interactive map of over 30,000 of the best places to fly fish in the US. Get directions to access points, boat ramps, and real-time USGS stream flow data. 

Get App

Install
×