Caddis typically thrive in slow-moving water, but on streams with a bit more flow or no hatching insects, a little creativity can sometimes result in massive takes. With Davy's Skating Caddis, forget about dead-drifting and let the current drag it across the surface. The more wake, the better. A perfect prospecting fly for those days when nothing else seems to work. In olive, brown. Sizes: 14, 16.
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Review 1 for Davy's Skating Caddis
Evening on Rock Creek,
July 19, 2011
"It's early evening on Rock Creek in western Montana. The river is blown out from the snow melt, but here on a side channel a few trout are rising. An ovipositing caddisfly skates down the channel, and a big rainbow completely clears the water as it takes the bug. I rummage through my fly boxes for a Davy's skating caddis, tie it on, and grease up my line. I try a couple of practice skates, then cast above the trout and strip like crazy. On my third cast the water explodes, and I set the hook. It's no problem getting a big fish like this onto the reel. But playing such a fish in a channel you could practically jump across is another matter--the previous weeks' flood has deposited willows, alders, and cottonwood branches all along the channel. The rainbow dives, wraps the leader, throws the hook and is gone. Somehow I feel more exhilaration than disappointment."