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Tying the Goddard Caddis


Goddard Caddis Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 1

STEP 1: Run the thread to a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch some deer hair onto the hookshank and pull the thread tight causing it to spin

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 3

STEP 3 : Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank, trying to lay the hair over the top of the last tying and pull tight causing it to spin again and pack tight with the packing tool.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 4

STEP 4 : Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank and pull tight causing it to spin again. Now pack the deer hair together very tight again using a packing tool.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 5

STEP 5 : Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank and pull tight causing it to spin again. Now pack the deer hair together very tight using a packing tool.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 6

STEP 6 : Continue spinning and packing the deer hair up the hookshank until about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the eye.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 7

STEP 7 : Now for the fun bit, trim the deer hair with sharp scissors or scalpel until the desired shape is obtained.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 8

STEP 8 : Catch in a Red Game Hackle at the end of the body. (Don't start winding it yet)

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 9

STEP 9 : Catch in two pheasant tail fibres angled at around 30 degrees away from the eye. (These are going to act as the antennae) and trim waste ends.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Step 10

STEP 10 : Wind the hackle towards the eye, secure with thread and trim waste.

Tying the Goddard Caddis Final Step

STEP 7 : Build a neat head , whip finish and varnish the head.