Tying the Wild Turkey Caddis

 Guest Blogger:  By R. L. “fishingbob” Nelson

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I have several friends who are wild turkey hunters.  When I first saw the iridescent tail feathers on a wild turkey I knew there was a fly pattern there.  I developed the Wild Turkey Caddis several years ago.  I first fished this pattern on the Forks of the Upper Rogue in Southern Oregon.  I have since fished it all over the West and had great success.  The light reflecting properties of the tail feather make the fly easy to see in any water and in any light.

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