Fly Tying Video: The Deer Hair Hot Spot Caddis
This Nymph Is a Great Little Caddis Pupa – With Some Added Flair
Hot spots on nymphs are a great way to not only get the attention of the fish you're targeting, but in certain fishing circumstances they can help you track your fly easier by sight. Most hot spots are made with dubbing that is a different color than the body of the fly, but this fly sets itself apart by using brightly colored deer hair tied on top of the hook as the hot spot.
This technique helps the fly stay upright in the water while the fly gets deep in the water column from the weight of the Nymph-Head Evolution tungsten beadhead.
- Hook: Kona Universal Scud/Shrimp/Pupa (USP) hook, size #12
- Head: Nymph-Head Evolution Mayfly Swimmer & Burrower tungsten beadhead, olive, size large
- Rib: Ultra Wire
- Shell Back: Kiley's Exo Skin
- Body: Ice Dub
- Hot Spot: Deer Hair
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Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.
Comments on this post (2)
The spot is easy to see at 2-3 feet in the column
I tried a couple with some yellow and they both were great attractors for the browns and rainbows here in NW N.C.
— Scott G
— Harold Sharpe