Stalcup Caddis Larvae |
By Jason Akl
Out of all the thousands of different caddis fly patterns available in fly shops across America, how is a fly angler suppose to choose what will work best on any given day? Fortunately for anglers all that is really needed is a few specific dry and nymph patterns to cover the different types of hatches you might run across. Stalcup’s Caddis Larvae is one of the nymph patterns that an angler should never be without. It is one of the better caddis larvae patterns you will come across, because it incorporates a thinly dubbed body with even ribbing to accurately depict what a live caddis larvae looks like. A key to finding the right caddis patterns is to find patterns that as closely as possible resemble the real thing because these flies are being presented at the fishes eye level.
Caddis hatches occur in almost every month from early April and May and as late as November and December, giving fly anglers a year round chance to fish these patterns. If you are not sure what is going to be hatching, where and at what time of year, take a few moments on your next trip to turn a few rocks and see what is living on the bottom.
Tie this fly in sizes 12-16.