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Deer Hair Caddis

Posted on August 01 2016

tan Deer hair caddis dry fly
   This month’s fly is the Deer Hair Caddis.  This is the Elk Hair caddis tied with whitetail hair.  The fly was created by Al Troth.  It is a simple, but effective pattern and the standard for imitating the ever active Caddis adult.  A tip on tying the fly:  Don’t over-do the hair wing.  The hair should not be too heavy.  You should be able to see the body through the wing as you look down on the fly.  Too much hair will quickly sink the fly.  Use “short and fine” deer hair, not body hair which will flair too much
Hook     - dry fly
thread  - color to match body
body      - dubbing
wing      - short and fine deer hair
hackle   - color to match the body


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