The McPhail Emerger Caddis with Davie McPhail - Fly Tying Tutorial

Davie fulfills his friend's wishes this week as he ties his very own McPhail Emerger Caddis, in response to a request for an emerger-version of a standard Pupa. Using a CDC bubble, you can be sure that this fly will bob back up onto the surface when cast or if pulled across the water. This amazing fly is an evolution of a Balloon Caddis and other CDC balloon type patterns.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Without further ado, here's Davie McPhail's "McPhail" Emerger Caddis.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Czech Nymph Barbless Hook Sz16
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Dark Brown
Shuck: Veniard Polypropylene - Light Yellow which is then barred with a Brown Marker Pen
Legs: English Brown Partridge Fibres
Body: Dyed Brown CDC and Roe Deer, dyed with Cinnamon dye.
Thorax: SLF Standard Dubbing - Rust Brown
Horns: Bronze Mallard Fibres 
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish before whip-finishing in order to lock in the results of the whip finish.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!