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The Pötkylä caddis tying Instructions

1. Tie in the hook guard.

2. Push the needle from back to front into the foam bar.

3. Take a piece of 0.30 mono and tie a simple knot to another end. Insert the line into the tubing and insert another end to the eye of the needle.


4. Pull the needle with the line through the foam bar. Start pushing the tubing into the foam bar and simultaneously pull the line. Gently rotate to the tubing as it goes into the foam bar. Be careful not to damage the foam bar. The job can be eased by making a cone shape to the end of the tubing with a razor blade. Stop inserting tubing when it comes out of the foam bar. Apply super glue to tubing and push the tubing into the foam bar.

5. Insert tubing into tying needle and shape the foam bar with scissors to caddis like shape.


6. Color the foam bar with a permanent marker. Fly can be colored completely with one color, or you can color the “body” section with for example green. Only imagination is the limit


7. Tie hackle, antennas etc. to your taste. Fly finished!Any foam bar color can be used. White-colored foam is quite nice because it gets a hollow look when colored with a permanent marker. I’ve used also brown and yellow foam bars.


Janne Kuosmanen


Jesper Fohrmann

Jesper is the chief designer and fly tier at Fishmadman - He also does most of our writing on the Fishmadman pages and Newsletter

Top-water fishing is his sport and as an outdoor writer he has been writing articles on this subject in magazines and books in Europa and North America sins the early 80´s.

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