Reel Wings Parachute Caddis by Ricky Bassett
Hook: Partridge Czech Nymph
Thread: Benecchi's 12/0 Ultra Fine Thread – Tan (Sandy)
Dubbing: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Dubbing
Post: Poly Yarn – White
Hackle: Brown Hackle
Shuck: Darlon – Olive
Under-Wing: CDC - Natural Dun
Wing: Reel Wings - Sedge, Small
The Reel Wings Sedge wings take marker very well allowing you to match the various wing colors found on the caddis in your area. Here I am using prisma color markers in light amber and black to achieve a dark mottled brown color.
When you have finished coloring the wing, you will now fold the wing in half.
Place a hook in the vise and attach your thread leaving a slight space behind the hook eye.
Create the post with a bundle of white poly yarn.
Select a brown hackle, tie it in and then secure it to the post.
After tying in the hackle take a couple of wraps towards the hook bend and tie in a sparse bundle of olive z-lon (darlon), with advancing wraps rearward to secure the z-lon to the top of the shank. Trim the shuck to about the length of half of the hook shank. You will now take some of the caddis pupa green Fly Rite dubbing and spin a noodle onto the thread.
Dub a slightly tapered body with each wrap advancing towards the post but leave a small space to attach CDC and the wing.
Choose one cdc feather and tie it in at the point where the abdomen ends directly on top of the shank. The tip should extend slightly past the rear of the abdomen.
Tie in the folded and colored reel wings sedge wing size small by taking a couple of tight wraps over the little tab in the front of the wing. Now take a couple of tight wraps rearwards just slightly to ensure that the wing hugs the top of the abdomen and underwing. Leave the thread in that position, take the same dubbing used to create the abdomen and spin some onto the thread to create the thorax.
Dub a thorax stopping just before the eye of the hook.
Take hold of the hackle an firmly with even tight spaces wrap the hackle down the post clockwise. When you reach the base of the post while still holding the hackle tip firmly, take a couple tight wraps securing the hackle to the base of the post and whip finish at the base. Finally trim the post close the hackle and the fly is complete!