AB's Polychenille:
CADDIS EMERGER

 

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How to tie a caddis emerger with the AB's Polychenille.
This particular chenille is great together with dry fly powder floatants, and it is very easy to get a shimmering pupa skin like body of an emerging caddis in the surface film.

Brun’s Caddis Emerger,
Mottled Brown and Orange
Hook : R48, #8-16
Thread : UNI 8/0, camel
Body : AB's Polychenille, rusty orange
Underbody : Antron, rusty orange
Hackle : 2 wraps of CdC, nat. dun
Wing : Poly yarn, dark brown
Thorax : Dubbed CdC, brownish colour


There are 4 variations of this emerger.
They have the same colours as the
4 Brun's Caddis imitations.

So it's 4 main colour variations on my caddis emergers and dry flies.

   


A size 14 mottled brown emerger.

 

 

See the simple step by step tying instructions below.


1. Dubb some rusty orange antron onto the thread.

 


2. Wrap a rough body as shown on the photo.

 


3. Cut of a piece of AB's Polychenille, Rusty Orange, and burn it just a
split second at the end to get a tapered look.

Tie it in at the rear with a couple of snug wraps.

 


4. Continue forward with the tying thread in open turns and with
firm pressure to secure the AB's Polychenille as shown.

Make some wraps at the last ribbing in front, and clip of the excess.

 


5. Select a natural grayish brown CdC hackle and tie it in just in front of
the AB's Polychenille. Use a CdC hackle with a thin stem and dense long
fibres.

 


6. Wrap the hackle 2-3 times and tie it off.

 


7. Collect all the fibres with your fingertips and stroke them backward.
Hold them, and trim of the tips with your sissors, just about where the
body ends. Don't be to picky when doing this: Leave som different lengths
to make an even rougher look to the hackle.

I would never even considered to cut of the hackle tips if it was a sparsely
dressed imitation of a mayfly, but this is an emerging caddis, and there
is nothing delicate and sparse about that.

 


8. Split a piece of poly yearn in three with your dubbing needle. For a #14
fly this is suitable. On larger flies you may just split the poly yarn
in half.

 


9. Tie in the piece of poly yarn on top and secure it with some snug wraps.

 


10. Clip off the excess pointing forward.

 


11. Dubb some brownish CdC fibres onto the thread.
Just tear the fibres of the stem with your fingers and dub it onto the thread.

TIP: Don't throw your CdC leftovers when you tie flies. Collect the feathers
and use them as dubbing.

 


12. Wrap a thorax with the dubbed thread and whip finish.
Cut the wing to length.

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The 4 colour variations:

Brun’s Caddis Emerger, Mottled Brown and Orange Brun’s Caddis Emerger, Tan
Hook : R48, #8-16 Hook : R48, #8-16
Thread : UNI 8/0, camel Thread : UNI 8/0, tan
Body : AB's Polychenille, rusty orange Body : AB's Polychenille, tan
Underbody : Antron, rusty orange Underbody : Antron, tan
Hackle : 2 wraps of CdC, nat. dun Hackle : 2 wraps of CdC, sand/ tan
Wing : Poly yarn, dark brown Wing : Poly yarn, tan
Thorax : Dubbed CdC, brownish colour Thorax : Dubbed CdC, tan
   
Brun's Caddis Emerger, Grey Brun’s Caddis Emerger, Brown and Olive
Hook : R48, #8-16 Hook : R48, #8-16
Thread : UNI 8/0, grey Thread : UNI 8/0, camel
Body : AB's Polychenille, grey Body : AB's Polychenille, olive dun
Underbody : Antron, grey Underbody : Antron, olive
Hackle : 2 wraps of CdC, nat. dun Hackle : 2 wraps of CdC, brown
Wing : Poly yarn, dark grey Wing : Poly yarn, dark brown
Thorax : Dubbed CdC, dark grey Thorax : Dubbed CdC, dark brown

 

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