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MartinlfSeptember 11th, 2007, 2:26 pm
Palmyra PA

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I notice that Ton recently posted a question elsewhere about caddis larvae's mode of drifting--clothed or in the buff? (that is with or without case)

I believe they do both, depending on the species, but await correction from Taxon or Konchu on this if I'm mistaken. Or more detail.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonSeptember 11th, 2007, 2:55 pm
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Royse City, TX

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I would agree with your belief. I didn't respond to Ton's question, as it appeared to be directed to Jason.
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Roger Rohrbeck
KonchuSeptember 11th, 2007, 4:40 pm
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TonSeptember 14th, 2007, 9:56 am
Posts: 4Thanks guys for your responses to my post. You know, I've heard of patterns that actually impale sand particles (via a glue base) all around a dubbed base of a fly for extreme realistic drifting case patterns. I'll stop short of doing that.

Drifting away now,
McjamesSeptember 14th, 2007, 11:12 am
Cortland Manor, NY

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I "evicted" a caddis larva from its casing a few seasons ago and glued the case over a caddis larva pattern. But I haven't tried it yet-- feels almost like I'd be cheating. I keep it in my "experimental" fly box. One of these days I'll give it a shot. I've read that cased caddis constitute a substantial portion of the trout's winter diet.
I am haunted by waters

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