What can be said for the good old Elk Hair Caddis? Is fishing dry flies your thing? Then I am sure you have a load of Elk Hair Caddis variations in your box.
Whether you are heading to the famous Mothers day hatch on the Arkansas River in Colorado or simply matching any other caddis fly across the nation this pattern will get it done.
The variation tied here is a natural body with a hot spot on the back to mimic an adult egg laying caddis.
The Elk Hair Caddis is versatile and can be fished in multiple different rigs. Fish it alone, with a larger hopper or terrestrial as a lead or with the elk hair as the lead with a smaller mayfly or trico trailing. this fly will also work well as a dropper rig with smaller emergers and nymphs.
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Egg Laying Caddis Recipe:
HOOK – Umpqua Tiemco Fly Tying Hooks TMC 102 Y
THREAD – Veevus Thread – 10/0 Brown
BODY – Hareline Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing – Tan
EGG/REAR ABDOMEN – Hareline Ice Dub – Ultraviolet Peacock Eye
HACKLE – Keough Tyer’s Grade Capes – Brown
WING – Hareline Bleached Elk Hair
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