Caenis – The Angler’s Curse
Fly Tying

Caenis – The Angler’s Curse

This pattern is a test of both patience and control. The Caenis is an up-winged fly (Ephemeroptera) and often hatches and goes through its life cycle very quickly. The insect is small but hatches in abundance and trout feed upon them avidly.


  • Hook – Dry fly hook, size 16-30
  • Silk – Semperfli Nano Silk, 18/0 (30D)
  • Tail – 3x Microfibetts, white
  • Body – Fly-Rite dubbing, white
  • Thorax – Peacock sparkle dubbing
  • Wing – CDC tied ‘Wally wing’ style

To learn how to tie this pattern watch the video below.