Playing around with a few new materials here at the Duranglers Shop, I came up with the Stupid Fast Caddis. It’s stupid fast because you can really crank these out quick. There isn’t a lot too it, and fish really seem to like it (at least they did this past weekend). Tie a few and try them out on your local caddis infested waterway.
The trick to this bug is adjusting the tension on how you wrap the Bodyspan depending on the size of fly you are going for. The fly pictured is a size 16 that I wrapped with very moderate tension (but you could probably get a tight body with Bodyspan down to as size 22). I then tied off the Bodyspan closer to the eye and wrapped my thread back over the Bodyspan wraps to really keep it in place. Dub your thorax loose, with a little dubbing at a time and you will be set!
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.
His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.