Beadhead Lime Green Sparkle Caddis
By Gary LewisIn October, when steelhead are in the river, the Beadhead Lime Green Sparkle Caddis is a fly that can do double duty for both resident and sea-going rainbows. With its shine and chartreuse, it is a good stealth pattern for low water summer runs.
Fish the Sparkle Caddis in tandem with another heavy nymph beneath a strike indicator. Set the indicator at two times the depth of the run. Cast upstream and mend the line for a long, drag-free drift. Set the hook if the indicator hesitates, goes cross-current or zips upstream.
Tie this pattern with tan thread on a No. 14-18 scud hook. Slide a black bead up to the eye of the hook. Build the body with chartreuse Ice Dubbing. Finish with a thorax of natural hare’s mask dubbing.