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Name

Paul’s Peeping Caddis

Type

Nymph (Grayling)

Author

Dr Paul Davis

Inspiration

After Oliver Edwards Peeping Caddis

Date concieved

2008

Hook

Longshank Size 12

Thread

Uni Thread 8/0 Green

Weighting

Tungsten Bead – colour as per your preference

Tail

The ‘tail’ is actually the head. The Caddis head is formed of a Fly Eye wrapped with white Antron

Body

Dubbed coarse Hare guard fur. Tapered to give the fly a conical shape

Rib

None

Thorax

None

Legs

English Partridge Breast Feather wound as hackle around the caddis head

Wings

None

Eyes

None

Hackle

None

Tying instructions

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.

Fishing Instructions

Fish deep on the river bed, usually as the point fly on a multi-fly set up

Interesting facts

One of the trio of flies that won me the Righyni-Roose Trophy (Fly Dressing) from the Grayling Society.

Variants