Sloan's Outrigger Caddis Tan Caddis, Adult, 16

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    An outrigger design has added stability to large can'es and sailboats

    for ages. Why not incorporate "outriggers" into larger fly patterns

    that need to perform in rough water?

    This is exactly what a clever California-based fly tyer and fly

    fisherman named Dave Sloan set out to accomplish when he needed a new

    caddis pattern to present to trout in high energy water. Tied with lots

    of stiff, horizontally protruding fibers, Sloan's pattern borrows the

    structural design of outrigger can'es, yielding a caddis imitation that

    lands upright, floats higher, and remains visible in those really

    rough, but productive runs.

    Sloan's Outrigger Caddis Tan Caddis is an excellent imitation of an

    adult tan caddis. Use this fly in fast, well oxygenated water above

    rocky river bottoms. It's an incredible floater and is easy to see when

    fast riffles look more like North Atlantic swells.
    • California-based fly tyer and fly fisherman, Dave Sloan designed this fly with the outrigger can'e's stable construction in mind
    • Tan Caddis imitation in the adult life stage
    • Use as either an impressionistic searching fly or as a realistic imitation when matching the hatch
    • Check under rocks and streamside debris for tan caddis pupae and match size and color before offering a fly
    • Fish on a dead drift high in the surface film
    • Hatches can occur throughout the day across North America
    • The most prolific hatches occur in eastern North America during late summer (August) and through the fall (October)
    • SIZE 14
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