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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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How many different cased caddis patterns do you carry streamside ?


I carry 4 specific cased caddis imitations, and I think I have 3 wet fly patterns that I carry that are probably taken as cased caddis. I think the bottom line is, with so many patterns available, that whatever pattern you have the most confidence in will be the one you fish most effectively. I generally don't fish outside of Tioga and Potter counties, and my patterns are geared for the streams that I fish here. Get me downstate, and the patterns that I fish here may not be as effective. I know that patterns that worked great on the Pocono streams aren't so hot up here. I think when it comes to cased caddis, one should adjust the colors and textures to mimic what's going on at the homewaters.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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Osprey, they have been found in stomach samples, sometimes in good numbers, but like Festus says it could depend on the stream whether the trout take advantage.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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I like that pattern you posted Festus... I love those simple ties. Now in reference to the mono... what would be the advantage of adding shot to that compared to a bead head or shot a few inches up on the tippet?




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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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I like that pattern you posted Festus... I love those simple ties. Now in reference to the mono... what would be the advantage of adding shot to that compared to a bead head or shot a few inches up on the tippet?


According to the guy that posted this pattern, the shot attached to the mono allows the fly to drift with the head in the upright position with the tail facing down. According to him and several others that fish this pattern, this is a more realistic posture. Whether that's true or not, I don't know. But I intend to find out later on today

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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Strawman! one of the oldest and best, cased caddis patterns

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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I hate to be redundant but let me ask , have any of you ever SEEN trout eating cased caddis? I don't mean the stuff in the stomachs i mean actually SEEN a trout eating them?

Posted on: 2010/3/11 7:44


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I have seen them taking the case off of the rocks and have caught trout with their stomach full of cases. I also have saved the cases and put hooks in them and have caught a lot of trout on them.

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Osprey,

My understanding is that LaFontaine has.

Posted on: 2010/3/11 9:37


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I've seen them take the ones at the surface. I don't know if they were empty, or if the pupa was about to hatch straight from the case to the air.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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I'm not saying they don't eat them but after 50 years of fishing and watching i've never seen them eating them which i think is a pretty good indication. The ones in our local streams are not attached to rocks , they are in the eddies and slackwater and if you look close there are tons of em and they move , slowly , but they move , at some point i would think i'd have seen a fish feeding on them but i never have. The adults now that's another story.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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Don't care if they eat them or not...they eat the fly that represents them and that's good enough for me. Probably one of my favorite late fall and early spring flies.

Posted on: 2010/3/11 15:47


Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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May the messegeboard Gods forgive me for hijacking the thread. But this is neat. Jewelry made by a caddis larva.
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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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Caddis season is coming soon. Figured I'd refresh this great thread.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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Thanks for that. I've been tying a few different patterns of the cased caddis because I have found a bunch of these in a stream I will be fishing in a few weeks and also found a few in the stomachs of the two trout I killed from that stream. They are easy and fun to tie, and my seven year old can manage a few on the bench as well.

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Re: Cased Caddis Pattern?

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This time of year if you open up a Grannom case, it will probably either be empty, because it already hatched, or it will contain a pupae.

I could be wrong, but I think it's very unlikely that you would find a larva in the case, because they've already changed into pupae, getting ready to emerge.

That doesn't mean the fly wouldn't catch fish now, of course. All flies will catch some fish. But if you really want to imitate the naturals the trout will be seeing, you might tie pupae patterns instead.

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