Paul’s Peeping Caddis
Dr Paul Davis
After Oliver Edwards Peeping Caddis
Longshank Size 12
Uni Thread 8/0 Green
Tungsten Bead – colour as per your preference
The ‘tail’ is actually the head. The Caddis head is formed of a Fly Eye wrapped with white Antron
Dubbed coarse Hare guard fur. Tapered to give the fly a conical shape
English Partridge Breast Feather wound as hackle around the caddis head
Tie as per normal peeping caddis but with the above differences. A green version is also figured. Also figured is my tying of the original version with a lead shot on nylon for the weight.
Fish deep on the river bed, usually as the point fly on a multi-fly set up
One of the trio of flies that won me the Righyni-Roose Trophy (Fly Dressing) from the Grayling Society.