Published Jun 4. 2017 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 4. 2017

Peacock Elk Hair Caddis

Al Troth's Elk Hair Caddis has stood the test of time because it is simple to tie, easy to modify, and a highly effective fish catcher. The fly was designed by Troth in 1957 for the Green Caddis hatch in Pennsylvania. #dryfly #EHC

You can modify the pattern by changing the dubbing (peacock), hackle, wing color, or size of the fly. Steelhead versions (skaters) can be tied in larger sizes of #6/8. I often use a white wing where I need a higher visibility fly I can easily follow in the water.

Elk Hair Caddis Fly pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad R50-94840 #12-18
Thread: Tan 6/0
Rib: Fine copper wire
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Dry fly hackle (furnace)
Wing: Elk or deer hair

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