One of my most productive caddis patterns is still the X-Caddis.

Recently, I have been using Marc Petigean tools and techniques with CDC.

I quickly admit, this tie is pretty rough, but, I think it deserves some serious use this summer. The body is a Petijean style twisted CDC feather which is then trimmed all around. The twisting gives the body something of a segmented look and a natural conical shape, and the remaining CDC fluff might not hurt the buoyancy.

Anyway, plan to tie up some more and do a better job of it for stream testing in mid-june.