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Old 08-04-2004, 11:01 AM
Don Johnson Don Johnson is offline
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hair for small flies

For small caddis, dik-dik works really well but is difficult to locate. A good sub is some hair commonly marketed as comparadun hair. It is, I believe, a very fine deer hair and is available in a few colors.

Posted image is a Miracle Caddis; very similar to the X-Caddis but with a dubbed head. If you desire something that rides low, catches a lot of fish and is very durable, this one should work for you.

Hook: Daiichi® 1182, Crystal Finish
Thread: Gudebrod® 6/0
Abdomen: Gudebrod EZ Dub(medium) or Ligas “Scintilla” color to match natural
Thorax/head: Ligas “Scintilla” - #83 Ripe Olive
Tail: 4-6 crinkled cream or white Antron fibers
Wing: fine, natural deer hair

For my tying marathon I sub EZ-Dub for the body for the sake of speed.
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