Hook: TMC 100 #14-22
Thread: 8/0 Brown
Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing
Wing: Natural Deer Hock
Tying The X Caddis
Tying The X Caddis Step 1 of 7
Start the thread two eye lengths behind the eye and wrap back to the bend. Return the thread to the starting point.
Tying The X Caddis Step 2 of 7
Tie in a hank of zelon and wrap back over it to the bend.
Tying The X Caddis Step 3 of 7
Dub a tapered abdomen up to the starting point. Clip the zelon shuck to about a shank length long.
Tying The X Caddis Step 4 of 7
Cut, clean and stack a clump of deer hair. Measure the hair against the hook so it is equal to one shank length.
Tying The X Caddis Step 5 of 7
Cut the hair to one shank length long and place the butt ends just behind the hook eye.
Tying The X Caddis Step 6 of 7
Make two turns over the hair and pull toward you to tighten these wraps and flare the hair.
Tying The X Caddis Step 7 of 7
Work the thread forward through the butt ends of the hair to the eye and whip finish. Clip the thread.