The SPlatte Roller was spawned to wreck fish on the Arkansas River in Colorado, but has proven its merits globally anywhere caddis are present.
Fished above the hatch, trout key in on the subtle pupa and larval stages of this insect. Either hung from a hopper/dropper rig or an indicator, this pattern puts in work. Tied to handle freestone conditions, this fly can handle 50+ fish days and be returned to your fly box ready for another day on the water.
HOOK: Tiemco 2499SP-BL (#14 - #18)
BEAD: Round Tungsten Bead (Match to Hook Size | Black)
THREAD #1: 70 Denier Ultra Thread (Chartreuse)
RIB: Ultra Wire (Small | Black)
THREAD #2: 70 Denier Ultra Thread (Black)
LEGS: Fluoro Fibre (Black)
THORAX: Ice Dub (Peacock Black)
FINISH: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish (Thin)