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April 2017

  

  EZ2C Caddis

This is another Gary Lafontaine pattern called the EZ2C caddis.  A lot of Gary's patterns use light or bright colored materials to make the fly visible to the angler as well as the fish..  Begin tying this pattern by dubbing a body from the bend of the hook to a point slightly more than a third of the hook shank,  Tie in a wing of fine deer or elk hair,  Cover the butts of the hair with more dubbing to a point just past the half way mark of the hook shank.  Tie in a cleaned and stacked wing of yellow calf hair equal to the tips of the elk hair, put a final wrap of thread between the deer or elk hair and the calf tail to keep them separate.  Cover the butts of the calf tail and tie in a brown and grizzly hackle and wrap up to the hook eye, whip finish and put a drop of head cement to finish the fly.

Hook -   Dry fly #12-16

Thread -Olive or tan 8/0

Body -    Olive or tan dubbing

Underwing - Fine elk or deer hair

Overwing - Yellow calf tail

Hackle - Brown and Grizzly mixed

 

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar

 

 

 

EZ2C Caddis

 

The Lacky Sunken Stone is a variation of a salmon fly pattern created by the late Nick Nicklas of West Yellowstone MT.  Nick's pattern was tied with an orange body on a 6xl hook in sizes 4 and 6.  He also tied golden stones on size 8 hooks.  Fortunately we don't need such large flies to imitate the good yellow stonefly hatches that we usually see during May and June on the Lackawaxen.  We've slightly modified Nick's original to match our stones.  The original was tied without legs and is quite effective that way.  The fly is essentially several elk hair caddis tied in succession along the hook with rubber legs tied in "X" style as shown in the picture.  Begin by tying in the deer hair tail (which actually imitates the extended wing of the natural), cover the butts of the hair with dubbing.  Tie in a clump of deer hair so that the tips reach back to approximately the middle of the preceding clump. Cover the butts with dubbing and keep repeating the process until you reach the eye of the hook.  The last clump is finished off by trimming the butts as shown.  If  using the legs tie them in at the next to last clump.  Cover the tie in with dubbing and proceed to the final clump.

 

 

Hook  :  Dry fly; #10, 2xl and 3xl

Tail  :  Natural deer hair

Wing  :  Natural deer hair

Body  :  Yellowish dubbing

Legs  :  Medium tan centipede legs (optional)

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by John Lazar

 

 

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