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 ( http://www.allenflyfishing.com/n204bl-shrimp-caddis-scud-thin-wire-barbless/ ); I explain a reason why I like this 2x-short hook in the video.
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