|Scuba Caddis, Dark Dun
Notes: This patterm was designed by Sierra Guide Dan LeCount for the Truckee area and was featured in Bud Bynack's "At the Vise" column in the May/June 2013 issue of California Fly Fisher magazine. Dan developed this pattern around 2010 as an effort to come up with something different to interest the heavily angled trout of the Truckee area. His inspiration came from Gary LaFontaine's Diving Caddis. During the summer months, the caddis would primarily dive into the stream during the morning and afternoon hours, emergence didn't take place until the evening hours. Dan noticed that the wings of diving Caddis had a flat metallic shine that would twinkle as the caddis moved downwards. Through trials, Dan found that multiple layers of Medallion Sheeting for the wings gave the reflective qualities he was looking for. Most of the construction of the fly pattern is within the dubbing. Dan blends a mix for the abdomen consisting of equal amounts of Hare's Ear, Insect Green Hare's Ear Plus, and Caddis Green Ice Dub. Then, he adds sparse amounts of Olive and Caddis Green Antron Yarn cut into 3/4" pieces and teased out into separate strands. This is blended together for a mottled blend that can be adjusted for color. The thorax portion is a blend of Hare's mask, Squirrel, Hareline Dubbing (Stonefly), and Chocolate Brown Ice Dubbing. Medallion Sheeting works best for the wings. The material was not available for a period of time but it has been reintroduced with some different colorations. The new material has a smoother surface that differs from the original. Try crinkling the material by compressing the material between your fingers. Then, lay it out and cut the size you need keeping the widths about the same as the hook gape.
|Scuba Caddis, Light Dun
|LaFontaine's Diving Caddis, Brown and Green