No real history on this guy, it kind of is what it is: a thread body, wire ribbed, caddis larva. But these flies can certainly be some of the most productive patterns in any water the caddis nymphs are active.
Hook: #12-18 scud
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: Body color
Rib: Wire rib (lighter than the body)
Thorax: Ice dub or sow scud (dark)
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