Caddis fly project 2013 – #10 & 11

The next two patterns is two patterns that are used in typical Swedish streams and rivers. One is one of the most known flies and one is a little forgotten gem.

Number 10 – The cone caddis
One of the simples caddis imitation you can tie but boy does it fish well! The Cone caddis (haven’t been able to find who designed it orginally), features a cone like wing of Elk hair and a thorax that are dubbed hare’s dubbing. Just grease up the who fly and fish it in smaller sizes and you are home safe!

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Number 11 – Europea No.12
There was a time when EVERYONE in Sweden were fishing the “E-12”, it became one of those flies that were stuff of legends, rumours had it that in some waters the had forbidden the use of this fly because it was so effective…. if I remember it correctly there was a whole series of “Europea” flies that was introduced by a french fly company to the Scandinavian market some 30+ years ago. This was the twelfth fly in the series and by far the most popular. It features a couple of mallard flank feathers as wings.

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