This is s new pattern I've been working on that is subject to change. The body is marabou tied in by the tips, then pulled forward and ribbed with mono thread. I will have an instuctional video available for this pattern soon.
The calamus green sedge, is the pattern I'm most proud of. It was the first, of the calamus series of flies, and is so far my most productive dry caddis pattern. This fly as well as several other outstanding calamus patterns have been featured in fly tyer magazine. I have yet to find a synthetic material that can rival the effectiveness of the "calamus" , or hollow shaft of a mallard flank feather, for the application of a caddis abdomen.
The woven extended body pupae is as effective as it is creative. This fishable realistic pattern sports an extended body wich is achieved by weaving vinyl rib onto a needle, then pulling it off. The result is a transparent abdomen with an extremely realistic profile.
The Calamus flying ant is an especially deadly terrestrial pattern for spring creeks. In the mid to late summer months when various species of bees and wasps rule the skies, this pattern excels on just about any stream.
This fly was inspired by the English Daddy long legs patterns, as well as fishable realistic tier William Blades. The segmented body was achieved by wrapping swiss straw flat, front to back, then twisting the material and working back to front.