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Old 02-21-2021, 08:09 PM   #9
Pauly D.
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Originally Posted by EagleCrag View Post
My fly box has always been short on caddis flies, so I'm resolving that issue now. I purchased the book, CADDISFLIES by Gary LaFontaine which is loaded with information. I'm stocking up on nymph, pupa, emergers and dry versions. Finding patterns on you tube that I'm following. When tying I stick to flies that are quick and simple to tie versus ones that are more complicated and require a bigger investment of time. That's not because I don't feel capable, but feel that simplicity should be a prerequesite for a good fly imitation. Realistic looking flies (life like) don't necessarily catch more fish.
Ha! I just bought that book from Thrift Books Eagle. Hopefully we both learn something from it. Just tied up some peeping caddis this weekend.

I agree with you on the investment of time. I don't want to spend a half hour tying a fly (other than the soaking bread crust). Still trying to figure out what simple patterns work best though. The journey is as rewarding as the fishing for me though.
Oh I'd rather go and journey where the diamond crest is flowing...
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