[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.


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