Elk Hair Caddis Fly Tying Video Instructions
The Elk Hair Caddis is a versatile and effective Caddis pattern. The Elk Hair Caddis is a great fly for pocket water or fast moving water. The elk hair and hackle on the body make the Elk Hair Caddis a high floating and buoyant fly. The Elk Hair Caddis can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors. My personal favorite is a #16 Olive, but it can be tied in sizes #10-20 and in every color from tan, brown, black and grey.
Caddis look just like a small moth, and act like one too. Caddis like to flutter, skate and dapple the surface. This is why the Peacock Caddis has an Elk Hair wing. The Elk Hair gives the fly “implied movement” and gives the Caddis the appearance of fluttering it’s wings.
Elk Hair Caddis Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #10-20 Tiemco 100SP-BL >>
Thread: Tan or Cream UTC 70>>
Body: Olive Superfine Dubbing>>
Rib: X-Small Gold Wire>>
Legs: Brown or Dark Barred Ginger Whiting Rooster Cape >>
Wing: Natural or Bleached Elk Hair >>
Also Used In This Fly Tying Video:
Bobbin: Marc Petitjean Bobbin >>
Vise: Regal Medallion Vise >>
Scissors: DR Slick Micro Tip Scissors >>
Whip Finisher: Umpqua Rotating Whip Finisher >>