Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Fly Name
Hook 12-20
Thread black
Wings elk hair
Tails none
Body fine wire, dubbing
Hackle grizzly

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in wire and grizzly hackle by its stem with 5 tight wraps.

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

After body completion evenly wind hackle forward from tail base to front end of body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess stem with scissor tips or pull back on hackle to break it off at thread wraps.

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Tie in hair positioned towards the bend of the hook with 2 loose wraps followed up by 3 to 5 tight wraps. The wing's length and position can be adjusted after the loose wraps. The wing should be slanted at a 45° angle to the hook shank. Trim hair butts so it forms a head shape.

Elk Hair Caddis Grizzly

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.


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