The Tabou Caddis Emerger - Two Materials

Some weeks ago Steve Schweitzer did a clinic for Front Range Angler during which he tied his Tabou Caddis.

Subsequently some pictures were placed on the Global Flyfisher which may help you with tying the pattern.

Hook: Curved Nymph Hook size 14
Material: Whiting Chick-a-Bou
Ribbing: Stretch Magic .5 diameter (Michaels or other craft stores carry it for making necklaces)

"Oftentimes, when I show the Tabou Caddis Emerger to fellow fly fishers, they comment on how simple it is and buggy looking, "Why didn't I think of that?!...that thing's gotta work! buggy...", they comment. Well, they hit the nail on the head with the simplistic bugginess concept, but I claim the pattern really isn't new, I think it's just a new way to tie an emerging caddis with some under-used and relatively unknown materials in my flytying material collection." Steve Schweitzer

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