Step-by-Step Photo Instructions on How to Tie “Clown Shoe Caddis” Fly

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Materials
Hook: TMC 2487 (#12, #14 and #16)
Thread: 6/0 Olive and 6/0 Black
Abdomen: Medium Lt. Olive D-Rib
Wing: Dun dyed elk hair
Hackle: Dun saddle hackle
Post: Flouresant Cerise McFlyfoam
Thorax: Black Superfine Dubbing
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Using 6/0 Olive thread, tie in the olive D-Rib at the rear of the hook and wrap forward to the mid-way point. Tie off and trim.
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Switch to 6/0 Black thread. Stack and tie in liberal clump of dun elk hair. Trim butt ends of hair.
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Tie in post of Fl. Cerese McFlyfoam.
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Tie in saddle hackle.
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Create dubbing rope using black superfine dubbing. Create thorax on either side of post.
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Wrap hackle forward, over the black dubbing thorax. Tie off hackle at eye of hook. Whip finish and trim.
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Trim McFlyfoam post and all hackle from bottom of thorax.