Caddis: Fishing discusses the life cycle of caddis, the water they live in, and when, where and how trout feed on them. Caddis, an order of aquatic insects, are abundant and diverse in many trout streams, and provide a significant source of food for trout.
Once we begin to understand the insects and the fish, we'll discuss our needs as fly fishers: patterns that imitate each stage of caddis avtivity, and how to rig, present and fish flies that meet the conditions at hand.
Caddis: Tying is a progressive book that describes how to tie over 60 caddis larvae, pupae, and adult imitations. From basic designs, proportions and tying techniques, move ahead and tie more advanced and realistic imitations. Learn tying techniques, material selection, and proportion guidelines, to increase effective fly tying skills. 100's of descriptive pictures and explanations.
Photograps of natural insects
Clear tying steps; photos can be expanded in a reader to see details
"Going my way?"
Learn about natural insects, and how to fish and to tie their imitations