It's time for another fly swap at TenkaraUSA. This time I felt challenged to mix up things a bit and do a dubbed body instead of a thread body. I also thought a caddis pupa imitation might be something trout would not pass up. I started playing around and here is the result. Not quite as polished as I would have hoped but it should do the job. One thing I struggled with is how to tie off the fly. I dubbed the body from the back to the hackle and realized that I will not only create a band of thread between dubbing and hackle but also potentially change the angle of the hackle and flatten down the thick dubbing body. Attributes I don't really appreciate and which will require some more tinkering. Something I might try is to start dubbing at the hackles and tie off at the hook bend but that wouldn't have worked well with small wire tag I added.
Shaggy Caddis Sakasa Kebari
Hook: TMC 2488 size 12
Thread: UNI thread 6/0, green
Body: Orvis Scud Dubbing, olive
Tag: x-small wire, green
PS: Did I mention that this is the year of Tenkara?