The Chimarra caddisfly, likewise referred to as the little black sedge, prevails throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States, hatching in the spring. In the months leading up to the hatch, fishing an intense yellow or orange replica of the larva can be really efficient. This pattern works fantastic as a dropper off a much heavier nymph, specifically in late February and March. It’s odd that such an intense larva develops into a black grownup, however the world of marine pests has plenty of such secrets– which is among the factors that amateur entomology is so interesting to anglers.
In this generally killer video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions reveals you how to connect possibly the most convenient pattern he’s ever used. All you require is a hook, some connecting thread, and a brief piece of embroidery floss. The trick is to twist the floss and after that double it over on itself, so it “furls.” Then all you do is tie it in, develop a round thread head, and you’re done.
Furled Chimarra Caddis Larva
Hook: Scud/emerger hook (here, a Lightning Strike SE1), size 18.
Thread: Rusty brown, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Body: DMC 6-Strand Embrodery Floss, # 743 yellow.
Head: Connecting thread.
Adhesive: Head cement (here, Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails).
Note: Incorporated various colors, the pattern can mimic a range of midget larvae.