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Peeking Caddis (Jig Hook)

Here is another simple, yet effective pattern.  This is a peeking caddis tungsten nymph.  I started fishing this pattern just over a year ago and it has been a great producer.  The more I have been fishing with jig hook nymphs, the more I have been liking them.  Since they ride hook point up, you can add more weight without the worry of snagging on the bottom.  Without the worry of snagging the bottom, you can really go deep with these types of nymphs while fishing the European nymphing techniques.

I originally tied this pattern up to help me imitate some mothers day caddis hatches.  This fly really works in the springtime and is a go to pattern that time of year, but I have also been using this fly as a general attractor nymph.  I have since bought some pearl core braid in other bright colors that include orange and pink, and plan to fish these colors in the upcoming winter.

Get out and fish these flies!  TIGHT LINES!


Hook: Jig style nymph size 14
Bead: Slotted Tungsten size 2.7-3.5mm
Body: Blend of SLF squirrel dubbing(natural, brown, black, and olive)
Rib: 4X Monofilament tippet
Legs: CDC in dubbing loop
Peeking caddis: Pearl core braid in chartreuse (also use pink, yellow, orange, and tan) 

Roundrocks Fly Fishing Demo

Today we had the opportunity to do a fly tying demo at Roundrocks Fly Shop here in Logan, Utah. We had a decent turn out for how bad the weather ended up being. There were a lot of good questions and interest as we presented our two bits on french nymphing and a few of the most effective nymph patterns for this particular method.

A few of the patterns we demonstrated include: Czech Nymph, Polish Woven Nymph, Kohler’s Peeking Caddis (see photos below), and my latest steelhead killer- Tungsten Embryo. There will be videos coming on all of the following patterns. Those who were at the shop today got a quick preview of what’s to come.

Czech Nymph

Polish Woven Nymph

Kohler’s Peeking Caddis

Thanks to those who came by the shop.

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