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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Wiggle Butt Caddis

Step #1: Attach 6/0 black thread to the hook and wind to the rear stopping just after the hook barb.

Step #2: Tie on a piece of rubber leg, which hangs of the rear about a 1/4 inch. (Here I am using a piece of black and chartreuse rubber leg)

Step #3: Blend a small amount of Olive and Chartreuse Laser Dubbing together, and lightly apply a sparse amount of the mixture to your tying thread. Evenly wrap the body leaving about an 1/8 of an inch for the head.

Step #4: Dub on a small head of Hare Line's Peacock Black Ice Dubbing.

Final: Whip finish and tease out the peacock dubbing.
Here is a simple and effective caddis pattern for Lake Erie steelhead. Works well in the spring and during low water periods throughout the season.