Wispy – Mike Kidd’s fly.  Mike said he started using this fly at Montauk and caught a lot of fish.  The same results at Roaring River.  He just started using this fly at Taneycomo, so we will see how it does there.  It is a very simple fly to tie and the one he gave me was on size 14.  He used a green Krystal Flash and I used Peacock (Didn’t have the green).   If you do not have the Diamond Bread Caddis Green, any Diamond Braid Pearl can be colored using a Sharpie color of you choice.  See the picture below.


  • Hook: Tiemco TMC100BL or TMC101
  • Hook Size: 12, 14, 16, 18
  • Body: Thread Olive
  • Ribbing: Krystal Flash (Green or Peacock) Pearl
  • Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Olive
  • Wings: Marabou Olive
  • Head: Midge Diamond Braid Caddis Green

Tying Steps

Fishing Instructions:  Use sinking leader or sinking line and strip back.

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