[Video] Winter Flies: How to Tie a Caddis Emerger Pattern

Rich Strolis demonstrates how to a tie this simple foam caddis emerger pattern, the perfect winter fly.

Farmington River Dry Fly Heaven

This caddis emerger pattern is specific to the Farmington River, one of Connecticut’s premier trout streams, and imitates a wingless female caddis pupa. A tailwater fishery, the Farmington River is known for excellent year-round dry fly fishing, with Caddis hatches 6 to 8 months of the year. The winter caddis are small on the Farmington, down to size 24 but hey, small winter flies are better than no winter flies – right?

Winter Caddis Pupa Material List

Hook: TMC 2487BL, size 18-22
Thread: UTC 70
Body: 2mm Foam
Legs: Hen Hackle
Head: Mole

Enjoy!

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