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Fly Tying The X Caddis

Fly Tying The X Caddis

X Caddis Recipe

Hook: TMC 100 #14-22

Thread: 8/0 Brown

Shuck: Zelon


Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing


Wing: Natural Deer Hock

Fly Tying The X Caddis Video:

X Caddis Step-by-Steps




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.

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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.

Finished X Caddis

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