If you are looking for an easy to tie caddis fly pattern that can mimic a variety of species, this is Tim Flagler from of Tightline productions has a bow tie for you. The DPH Caddis can be tied in a variety of colors and sizes and you should be able to get these out fairly quickly as there are only three materials. As usual, Tim shares some useful techniques, particularly the way he prepares the hackle feather before tying it in.


DPH Caddis Dry
Hook: Your favorite dry fly hook (here a Fulling Mill 5050), sizes 14-18.
Thread: Tan, 8/0 or 70 denier.
Body: Olive Super Fine Dubbing.
Wing: medium brown Para post wing.
Chop: Dark striped brown hackle, slightly oversized.
Head: binding thread.
Adhesive: head cement.
Tool: Hackle tongs, striking tool.