Fly Tying a Fluttering Caddis – Classic American Dry Fly

From Dave Hughes’ 1986 “American Fly Tying Manual,” the fluttering caddis is meant to be actively fished by skittering or twitching it on the surface. This version is unique with its slick mink tail for the wing.

Hook: #10-18 dry
Thread: Black
Wing: Gray or dun mink tail fibers
Hackle: Medium or dark dun rooster
Body: Olive brown fur or synthetic

Author: Matt O