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May 22 2010

Banksia Bug Contributor: Jay Zimmerman
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Classification: Freshwater
Bugs & Baits: Caddis Damsel
YouTube User: ZimmermanFlyFishing
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"I began tying this fly to imitate the masses of free-living caddis larva in all my home waters here in Colorado and elsewhere in trout streams all over the West. I have rarely found good commercially available flies that can fill this niche. And its a very productive flyprobably because this particular caddis larva is a notoriously poor swimmer, often getting swept away in the current, making it an easily recognizable food organism and makes up a large portion of a trouts diet."

"I have found this pattern to work well in rivers with an abundance of small to medium-size stonefly nymphs leading me to believe my fly is suggestive enough for trout to mistake it for any number of long-bodied aquatic insects. With this in mind, I am now using this fly in lakeswith equal success! I was hoping it could double as a case maker caddis larva, but have found it works exceptionally well in lakes with a lot of active damselflies." -- Jay Zimmerman

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  • By: chile450
  • Date: 01/05/11
Nice bug

Loved the effect of the epoxy ober the thread and ribbing.