[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.


About the Author Ken Sperry

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.

Leave a Comment: