Peacock Elk Hair Caddis Fly Tying Instructions
The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.
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.