Caddis Flies

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The caddis must be the most abundant food for the trout.
There are many ways for a trout to get interested in caddis insects at different stages of development.
-During flooding periods, small and medium stones are displaced and numerous caddis larvae – cased and uncased – end up as trout food.
-The transformation Larvae/Pupae and the swimming pupae can get the fish into a chasing and feeding frenzy .
-Our main interest remains the adult caddis – the dry fly (with ulterior possibilities to experiment with imitations of the emerging stage ).
Caddis is the common name of the Trichoptera Order . It means ” hairy winged” .
If you could observe under a microscope the caddis wings, you would will see very fine hairs.
If you extend such observation to the “imitating material”, you find the fine CDC fiders presenting similarities.
The CDC underwing construction, the CDC hackle and the combination of both , therefore, remain an excellent imitation,and also adds flotation qualities to the artificial fly.