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FLYFSN
02-24-2008, 03:58 PM
I am in need of a good black caddis recipe for the Smokey Mt. area. Please list hook size.

Thanks,
FLYFSN

flyman
02-27-2008, 12:46 AM
Honestly I don't think they are all that important to imitate exactly. Any number of small dark wet flies will work OK. I do see a lot tied like small EHC with black deer hair, but I think something more like an emerger type fly works better because of the behavior of the natural. Take a look at this link with some good info on these little black caddis and a couple of good imitations.

http://www.thomasames.com/insects/article/wintercad/wintercad.htm
(http://www.thomasames.com/insects/article/wintercad/wintercad.htm)

This is a good imitation as well. It uses CDC and floats lower than an EHC, I also think you should skidder as well as dead drift it to imitate the natural.

http://www.danica.com/flytier/jcaruso/little_black_caddis.htm

FLYFSN
02-27-2008, 01:12 AM
flyman,

The black cdc caddis looks good. Thanks, for the help.

FLFFSN