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CDC Caddis (Grannom) Soft Hackle Emerger

CDC Caddis (Grannom) Soft Hackle Emerger

Grannom are a Sedge fly, or also known as Caddis.  These insects hatch all over the world, and in basically every stream.  This makes them a vital food source for fish living around the world.  As time passes more and more anglers are looking to tie and fish these types of patterns because of their importance in the food chain.  They are abundant from spring time through fall.  Combine that fact with the fact that emerging insects are extremely vulnerable and easy target, this pattern becomes more important and deadly effective.  We have added the Soft Hackle to the original for this pattern, but have found it to be a great addition.  When fishing to rising trout, but getting refusal after refusal it is a good idea to throw an emerging or cripple pattern to capture these fish.  Our preference is to actually trail these patterns behind the dry fly, to increase our odds, and our takes.  More often than not though the fish actually take the emerger or cripple pattern.  This pattern is tied in violet because one it is extremely pretty, and two is a very effective color to fish on sunny days.  This pattern can be tied in a multitude of color combos to match your preference or what Caddis it is you are trying to mimic.  

Materials List

Hook: Moonlit Competition Barbless Hook ML062 Sz 10-16

Thread/Body: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 (8/0 also works great) Violet

match thread to what color you choose

Rib: Semperfli Mirrored Tinsel 1/69" Mottled Silver and Black

Thorax: Vicuna Ultraviolet UV Dubbing

Wing: Violet CDC (Match to meet your preference)

Hackle: Whiting Red Label Claret Dyed Grizzly Hen Saddle (color to match your fly)

60 Second Time Lapse Tying Video

Here is a quick time lapsed version of this video that you can enjoy sped up to see the pattern tied.


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