The Elk Hair Caddis is considered on of the most popular caddis dry imitation in the world and searching type pattern as it resembles the general form of adult caddisflies or small stoneflies. The Elk Hair Caddis is not limited to trout fishing. This fly is also very useful when fishing for steelhead. Deer hair is sometimes used when elk is not available.Tied on hook sizes 12 to 18
The Elk Hair Caddis is considered a searching type pattern as it resembles the general form of adult caddisflies or small stoneflies.Troth created the pattern and first fished it in 1957 in eastern Pennsylvania. The fly was inspired by several palmered flies Troth like to fish and the Little Red Sedge fly which featured a hair wing. Originally tied to imitate the Green Caddis hatch, the Elk Hair Caddis has since been tied in a variety of wing, hackle and body colors to simulate different caddis and small stoneflies.