Elk Hair Caddis

Probably the most recognizable caddis fly silhouette out there, and also probably still one of the most effective. The pattern floats well due to dry fly hackle palmered the length of the fly, as well as a generous amount of Elk hair as the wing. The fly is easy to see and fairly realistic from underneath. An elk hair caddis is a staple for most fly anglers in the Northwest.

Recipe

  • #16 Dry Fly Hook
  • Brown Dennieur Thread
  • Saddle Hackle Size 16 Whiting Brown
  • Dubbing Olive
  • Elk Hair in Hackle Stacker
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