How To Tie The EC Caddis: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The EC Caddis: Fly Tying Video

Created by Ralph Cutter this is a great option when fish get tired of seeing the good old standby Elk Hair Caddis. Properly named (EC for emergent/cripple) this fly is intended to imitate a caddis that is struggling to break the surface film on the water during its emergence. The propped up elk hair wing with hackle wrapped around it in a post method gives a really unique and life like look. This method also allows the elk hair and hackle to ride above the surface film while the main body of the fly can slip beneath. Making it a perfect imitation for when the caddis emergence is just breaking out of the water.

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How To Tie The Trico Spinner: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Trico Spinner: Fly Tying Video

With July and August come the Trico hatches triggering the slow repetitive subtle rises from trout. It may seem as though they are rising to nothing but they can see these tiny insects perfectly. Because of the tiny size this can be a tough fly to fish. Try fishing it behind a small indicator like the Palsa Pinch On or trailing another larger dry like the Goddard Caddis we featured last week.

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How To Tie The Goddard Caddis: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Goddard Caddis: Fly Tying Video

Need a caddis fly that floats nice and high? Look no further than the Goddard Caddis. This dry fly floats like a cork! Created by two English fly tiers and fishers John Goddard and Clive Henry in the early ’60’s this fly is a must have in. With a full body of spun / flared elk hair it is a great pattern to throw in faster moving water or if you need to give some twitchy action to encourage strikes but don’t want to continually sink/cure your fly. I like to fish it solo or along with a smaller trailing dry fly behind it.

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