Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #10-18
Thread: Black 18/0 Semperfly Nano Silk
Body/Wing: Hopper Deer Hair
Thorax: Peacock Green Nature’s Spirit Emergence Dubbing (Optional)
Hackle: Brown Rooster Neck Or Saddle
The Goddard Caddis is one of my favorite old-timey flies and a great adult caddis imitation. The hair body keeps the fly afloat much longer than other more conventional patterns. I remember tying this fly when I was a kid and vividly recall the trials and tribulations associated with spinning deer hair. I’ll show you what I have learned in all my years of tying this fly to hopefully shorten your learning curve.