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BobbygJune 7th, 2010, 7:38 am
North Carolina

Posts: 36
Has anyone tried these flies? Opinions?

May be viewed at Parks Fly Shop site

http://www.parksflyshop.com/newflies.htm No affiliation.

Bob

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- Henry David Thoreau
MartinlfJune 10th, 2010, 10:41 am
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Palmyra PA

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The Clacka Caddis looks like a hackled version of the Iris Caddis, a western pattern. I was just introduced to the Iris Caddis on the Delaware River by a big fan who seemed to know his stuff. I'm beginning to tie and experiment with the Iris Caddis a little. The jury's still out for me on it, but I suspect if it doesn't work for me, it will be my own predilections and habits not the fly's faults that are responsible. The Iris Caddis is typically used as an emerger pattern.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
BobbygJune 10th, 2010, 11:11 am
North Carolina

Posts: 36
Thanks for the reply Martin.

I've been told by others that it appears to be a variation of the Iris Caddis.

I believe it will be worth a try out in Montana this August.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."

- Henry David Thoreau
MartinlfJune 10th, 2010, 12:44 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3075
I'm sure it will, and it's very easy to tie. I've had my best luck with the wing binding in one end a bit to the side of the body, making the loop a little large, binding it a bit to the other side of the body, then pulling it to size. A dubbing needle inserted in the loop keeps it neater, if that's what you want. I'm not sure neat is necessary, though, and it may be somewhat counterproductive.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
VinlflyfishJune 14th, 2010, 4:50 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
it looks like a fly in fly fisherman the magazine the butch i think it was in march's magazine
trout; a mans best friend
StratabassJune 18th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Sandy Parts

Posts: 1
I tied some up and they look fishy. Walter Wiese, head guide at Parks', I believe is the designer and he likes them well enough to tie and stock. He's a good guy and receptive to email, etc. so I'd give him a call/email for more. www.parksflyshop.com (as already listed)
Not a fan of wind.

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