Double Duck…

This is one of my favourite caddis patterns. It is called Europea 12. Originally it comes from a series of french flies. Inspired by the excellent Switters B blog I want to post this version of the pattern. In this one I have added an underwing of cdc. It adds life and a more realistic look to the fly, also it floats better. The original pattern had two tails made from pheasant, so it was probably meant to be a stonefly imitation. Here in Scandinavia it is famous and known as a caddis fly. The original pattern is tied with a body of hares ear, rib of yellow thread. The wing are two mallard breast feathers and brown rooster hackle. I have exaggerated the length of the underwing a bit on this one, but then it might serve as a trailing chuck…

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