If we had only one dry fly pattern to fish for every caddis hatch and were given some allowance to change up the sizes and colors, we would without a doubt choose the Elk Hair Caddis. The quintessential Generalist pattern, the Elk Hair Caddis can be used to match almost every caddis species in our water!
Fly Category: Generalist Pattern
Family: Caddis, Terrestrial
Species: Black Caddis, Green Sedge Caddis, Hydropsyche (Net Spinning) Caddis, Little Brown Sedge, Micro Caddis, Northern Caddis, Rhyacophila (Green Rock Worm) Caddis, Saddle-Case Maker Caddis, Spotted Sedge, Weedy Water Sedge, Moth
Life Stage: Adult
A simple great fly. Works great for me in North Carolina! Great value and holds up well
Great classic fly! Quality hook and materials that withstand multiple hook ups! Have had good success with this one!
The flies are made very well. Some of the best quality I’ve seen. Fished this fly on a few lakes. Caught a few rainbows and the fly held up. Hook never bent and the fly stayed intact. I would buy again.
Very well done fly. Have already used a couple of them successfully. Ascent makes very good flies.