Something very special - Direct from Bosnia
At this time of year, one of the most popular dry fly imitations to use is the humble Caddis (or Sedge) pattern. There are many different variations of this style of fly, but today we have two of the very best available - Deer Hair & CdC. We asked our man in Bosnia if he would come up with his interpretation of our best-selling Caddis imitation (the Indicator Caddis) when we saw the first samples we were stunned and took them straight out onto the water for a test - 2 casts, and 2 fish - what more can we say!
Check out these Bosnian bad boys ...
As we've only got 38 of these Indicator Caddis Selections available (I'm keeping 2 for myself), we'll get straight down to the offer:
Our selection of Bosnian Indicator Caddis includes 4 different variations, 3 each of the following:
- Classic Indicator Deer Hair Cassis
- Red CdC Caddis
- Fluoro Green Deer Hair Caddis
- Golden Olive CdC Caddis
These specialist trout dry flies are all tied on Size 14 Gamakatsu F11B Barbless hooks.
Our Bosnian Indicator Caddis Selection is only available as a selection of 12, 3 each of 4 patterns (all size 14) & priced at only £24.
Please Remember: We've only 38 of these selections available, so if you want a set, you will need to be quick - Our Bosnian flies always sell out within a few hours of being released!
Keep reading for more info and detailed images of the flies - you'll be glad you did ...
Go on, treat yourself - you know you want to - at £24 for the selection, these will not hang around for long!
Want to know a little more about the Caddis?
What is it?
There are around 30 distinct Caddis/Sedge species found throughout the UK, Europe and Russia. These Caddis flies are known as "humpless case-maker Caddis flies". These flies are easily identified as they will generally be the only fly on the water flying as if it is drunk (i.e. very haphazardly).
Please Note: You will often see these flies referred to as either Caddis or Sedge; they are both the same and are interchangeable as far as the fly angler is concerned.
They are found in every part of the British Isles. They can be especially prolific in Central, Southern and South West England; in Wales and Northern England (Ribble and Eden), and in parts of Scotland. Most Caddis flies are only found in running water, they prefer gently running water, so you do not usually find them in very fast-flowing rivers. The various caddis flies usually start hatching at the beginning of April and will continue through right until the end of September.
When do trout take them?
Trout will take Caddis in any one of its three stages (nymph, emerger and dry). Caddis will generally hatch during the warmest part of the day (anytime between 11am and 3pm), so this is when to try an emerger pattern. Caddis usually hatch from shallower water and don't give the trout much of a chance to intercept them on their way to the surface. The best time to use a caddis imitation is in the evening when the adult females return to the water to deposit their eggs - time to give your new Bosnian Indicator Caddis flies a try. These flies should be fished as you would any other dry fly, and they should be used as soon as you start to see the females return to the water to lay their eggs; this can be anytime from about 18:00 until after dark.
Caddis - Top Tips
Caddis (or Sedge) flies are best used in either the early or late part of the day, as this is when the flies are at their most active. These Indicator Caddis flies are deadly in the smaller sizes just at twilight!
When fishing with a Caddis fly, it's always worth giving it a little twitch every now and then if you are not getting attention from the fish. When you watch the naturals, their flight is very haphazard and they always land on the water with quite a commotion - they are not the daintiest of movers! Keep this in mind when covering rising fish.
Tight lines & have a great day.