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Squirt Caddis Dry

by: Steven Salkow

hook: Tiemco TMC #10 Light wire hook, 1x lg

thread: Black, 6/0

tail: few red squirrel tail

body: cinnamon poly dubbing, ribbed with coachman brown hackle. Trim hackles on top so wing will lie flat.

hackle: Brown or coachman brown hackle, 1 1/2 gape

wings: red squirrel tail, sparse, to length of tail

head: Black thread

category: MEMBER_FLY_PATTERN

Squirt tying_instructions: Tied sparse. Stack hair if you like, for the wing. usually do not. I like a thin wire hook and barbless. I tie this pattern down to size 16.





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I met a superb fly angler named John Keltz on Putah Creek one summer afternoon. He was to become a great teacher to my friend Doug and I and our great fishing buddy. It was the height of the Mid-seventies economic slump that had collapsed California's building trade, and as a carpenter, he was without work for almost a year. To manage his sanity, he fished. As great an angler as he was, his tying skills were severely limited by his lack of access to proper material. He would rummage through my flies, selecting four or five candidates. He could have a new pattern knotted and wet on a cast all in less that two minutes. Quickly, he'd find a working pattern, and the group of us would be into fish on that pattern. One evening, fishing had slowed on a section of the upper North Fork of the Trinity River. The group of us were perplexed. John selected three flies, and in five minutes he had successly stirred two fish on this pattern in a size 16. We managed to canvas the water and were all rewarded until the light finally failed.

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