Rich Strolis demonstrates how to a tie this simple foam caddis emerger pattern, the perfect winter fly.
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?
Hook: TMC 2487BL, size 18-22
Thread: UTC 70
Body: 2mm Foam
Legs: Hen Hackle
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