The Green Butt Caddis is an emerger that was developed by John Berry of Berry Brothers Guide Service out of Mountain Home, Arkansas. John tied the fly to use during the caddis hatch in March/April/May on the White River. The soft hackle fly is an excellent emerger pattern that can be used any time a green body caddis is hatching.
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|Hook:||TMC 102Y, Sizes 15.
|Egg Sack:||Fluorescent chartreuse thread or silk.
|Ribbing:||Gold fine wire.
Fish the Green Butt by casting across or down and across the stream letting the fly float somewhere in the water column. Mend up or down stream depending upon how deep you want to fish the fly.
- Mount the hook in the vise. Form an egg sac on the rear of the hook about 1/8 the length of the hook shank. Tie off the thread and clip.
- Tie in one strand of peacock herl in front of the egg sac. Bring the thread forward to behind the eye.
- Wrap the peacock forward and tie off behind the eye. Clip the excess peacock herl. Leave enough room behind the eye and in front of the peacock herl to tie in the hackle.
- Counter wrap the gold wire forward to support the peacock herl. Tie off and clip the excess.
- Prepare a sized Hungarian partridge feather (hackle the length of the hook shank) and tie it in tip first in front of the peacock herl. Make one or two wraps of Hungarian partridge and tie off. Clip the excessive partridge.
- Tie back over the Hungarian partridge so that it is tight against the peacock herl.
- Form a head, whip-finish and clip the thread. Cement head
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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