Silvey's Dead Caddis

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Silvey's Dead Caddis, Olive Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan
One day while guiding on the Deschutes River, my clients were fishing the tail end of a caddis hatch.  As the bugs retired to the trees and bushes, the fish were still rising but my clients couldn’t buy a fish.  Upon closer examination the fish were focused on the mattes of dead caddis that were floating down the river.  It made sense, as the fish could get a full meal without having to use excess energy chasing live caddis.
I found the existing dead caddis patterns on the market overdressed, and took a couple dead caddis home to my vice for further examination.
Brian Silvey Photo

From a fish eye view the wing, hump and head are what stand out and cause the fish to strike.  My dead caddis pattern is simple with a distinctive wing and nice hump that should be visible no matter how the fly lands.  Natural dead caddis land every which way (upright, on the side, upside down etc…) on the water so it is not critical to have a fly that lands upright to be fishing effectively with this pattern.. 

The Silvey's Dead Caddis to works best in the afternoons on the Deschutes after the caddis are done laying their eggs, and we have great success fishing the fly in shadows under the trees. The pattern is also deadly on soft flat water where fish are sipping cripples and dead insects out of a foam line. 

Brian Silvey
Silvey’s Dead Caddis - Designer
 

Silvey's Dead Caddis, Olive

When fishing the Silvey’s Dead Caddis during a hatch, or in broken water, it’s a good idea to drop it behind a visible adult pattern to give you an idea of where the fly is.  Set the hook on any rise close to your adult pattern.  In the flat water and back eddies you can fish the fly alone and see it just fine.

Silvey's Dead Caddis, Olive

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1162 Silvey's Dead Caddis, Olive 18 3 for $5.85

Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan

When fishing the Silvey’s Dead Caddis during a hatch, or in broken water, it’s a good idea to drop it behind a visible adult pattern to give you an idea of where the fly is.  Set the hook on any rise close to your adult pattern.  In the flat water and back eddies you can fish the fly alone and see it just fine.

Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG0677 Silvey's Dead Caddis, Tan 18 3 for $5.85

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