Bird of Prey Caddis

Published on Oct 13, 2014 by Tim Cammisa

For this fly tying tutorial, I chose a pattern that represents a caddis pupa and emerger, John Anderson’s Bird of Prey Caddis. This fly consists of just a few simple materials, but as you’ll see, all of them are considered some of the best to use in fly tying. I do vary this pattern slightly from the original, but kept the most critical components to ensure its effectiveness. I recommend this pattern for intermediate fly tyers, though those at an “upper beginner” level will be able to complete this fly with a little practice.

Featured in this tutorial are the N204/N204BL hooks from Allen Fly Fishing ( ); I explain a reason why I like this 2x-short hook in the video.

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