In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Fly Fish Food gives us a great tutorial on how to tie the Little Neon Caddis Nymph.
Learn About This Fly:
The Little Neon Caddis Nymph is a European style fly that is both an effective caddis larvae and attractor pattern. Using this fly in a European nymphing rig is a great way to survey water when caddis are present, but may not be hatching. Nearly every river has a population of caddis and being paired with the hi-vis body allows for the perfect attractor anchor fly in a double nymph rig.
During the spring and summer months, using the Little Neon Caddis Nymph will yield the most production. As those caddis to begin to emerge and hatch as the water warms, it should be remembered that fish feed 90% underwater. Although tempting to tie on a dry, often larger finicky trout will continue to hold deep and keeping those nymphs down may be the ticket.
Simplicity in nymphs is something stressed in this series and for good reason. Production is a by-product of if fish eat your fly and creating a buggy profile will typically increase those odds. The Little Neon Caddis Nymph has it all, the thorax composed of dub and starling create this buggy profile when combined with the chartreuse body offer the perfect mix of attraction and natural in a fly.
- Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook – 12
- Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier – Black
- Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads – Black – 7/64″ (2.8mm)
- Weight: Lead Free Round Wire – .015
- Under-Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel – Chartreuse – Medium
- Over-Body: Half Round D Rib – Chartreuse – Small
- Thorax: Hare’e Ice Dub – Black
- Soft Hackle: Nature’s Spirit Starling Skin
Now you know how to tie the Little Neon Caddis Nymph.
Video and ingredients courtesy of Fly Fish Food.