Elk Hair Caddis

Fly tying pattern for Elk Hair Caddis

  • Hook: Wide-gap dry-fly hook (example: Daiichi 1100), sizes 10-18.
  • Thread: Brown, 8/0 or 6/0.
  • Rib: Fine gold tinsel.
  • Hackle: Brown.
  • Body: to match the naturals.
  • Wing: Elk or deer hair
  • Head: Thread and wing butts.

Video for tying an elk hair caddis

Pattern credit: Orvis