Hemingway’s Caddis Special – Fly Tying with Jim Misiura

Hemingway’s Caddis Special – Fly Tying with Jim Misiura

Watch this video to see Jim Misiura tying Hemingway’s Caddis Special using Hemingway’s Realistic Caddis Wings. Thank you Jim for sharing this great video with us.



To tie a Hemingway’s Caddis Special, Jim Misiura’s way, you need the following:

  • Hook: Standard Dry #12 – #18
  • Thread: Black
  • Body Hackle: Grizzly
  • Body: Olive Dubbing
  • Antennae: Malard Flank
  • Wing: Hemingway’s Caddis Wings
  • Hackle: Brown



  • Put the base of thread down where it would hang at the barb of the hook.
  • Tie in Grizzly Hackle.
  • Wrap Olive Dubbing to the one eye length from the eye of the hook.
  • Bring the hackle forward making nice and even spaces and tie it in.
  • Trim the hackle from the top.
  • Take about four barbells of Mallard Flank and tie them in at the front of the hook.
  • Fold Hemingway’s Caddis Wings with dull side down and tie them in.
  • Take Brown Hackle and tie it in at the head and wrap it few times. Tie it off.
  • Whip finish it and put head cement.


Try tying this fly yourself! Give us your comments. Share photos of your  Hemingway’s Caddis Special or fish caught on this fly on our Frosty Fly Facebook page.


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  1. Larry on December 19, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Where’s the best place to purchase the Hemingay caddis wings?

    • Boris on December 20, 2014 at 3:55 am

      Hi Larry,
      thanks for your interest. If you live in Canada, you can look up a fly shop close to you here: Dealers Listing, or you can purchase it online at our webshop: Hemingway’s Realistic Wings. We ship to Canada, US & more than 60 additional destinations.

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