Zebra Caddis
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
10 months ago

Macronema zebratum.

If you are fortunate to have these in your waters, they can cause heavy hatches and “pig-like” feeding in the shallow edges.

One trick I’ve learned is to toss these into a quiet back-eddy and let it sit a bit. Then strip one long strip (12-16”) so the fly “motorboats” over the water. Then rest it again.

There are two versions here. Basically only one difference in them. The body material I prefer for most waters is an amber superfine dry dubbing. This works well in most of my streams for trout. The other uses a brighter ice dub for the body. Works better (for me anyway) in still water or when fishing for smallmouth bass. Ice dub version has been unbelievable on smallies.

This is a BIG fat bodied fly. Sizes 8-12 3 XL shank hooks. (I prefer 10’s). To add to the floatation on these, I use a foam underbody and cover it with the dubbing.

Hook: 8-12 3xl, Underbody: foam, either a 1/32 “ diameter cylinder or a wrapped foam strip. Body: overwrap the foam with amber superfine dub (or shrimp orange ice dub). Legs: 2-3 turns of brownish red hackle, wound on then clipped off at top. Wing: foam electronics wrapping material colored with a yellow orange Pantone pen. Horns: any stiff hair you prefer, this is peccary because it fell out of the box and into the floor while I looked for the moose LOL. Head: 50/50 blend of brown and amber superfine dub.

Posted a similar fly previously that I called “Summer Sedge”. This is a slightly improved version of that one.

Michael Scarpino
10 months ago

Yes! Good job Bill. Tasty little treats for fish.

10 months ago

Beautiful caddis Bill 😃🎣

Bill Trublubug
10 months ago

Thank you gentlemen.

Martin Fabricius
10 months ago


Shane Schuster
9 months ago

Good looken fly Bill

Kenan Haseta
6 months ago

Beautifull Bill...Congrats

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