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No-Hackle Elk Hair Caddis
tied by [email protected]
Fly Type: Hairwing,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Caddis Flies,
Size 12 - 18 dry fly hook
8/0 Thread color to match hatch
Elk/deer hair also to match hatch for wing and body
Can be tied with many colors depending on insects in your favorite fishing area.(See pics)
Tying Instructions: 1)Attach thread to hook and wind back to bend in hook
2)prepare some elk/deer hair and wind on the hook(I used red deer hair to imitate an egg carrying caddis)
3)Keep winding on elk/deer on the hook until you are one eye length behind the eye of the hook.
4)Trim hair to imitate body
5)Prepare some nat.light elk hair for wing and tie on.
6)Pull the butt ends of the hairwing back along the fly and whip finish behind the eye of the hook(I often rotate the fly and apply head cement to bottom of the head)
Presentation Tips: Fish before, during and immediately after a caddis hatch. Without the hackle the fly sits suspended at a 45 degree angle in the surface film.(see picture)
Usually is cast upstream ahead of a rising trout and allowed to float down into its feeding lane.
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