Introduction: How to Tie an Elk Hair Caddis
The elk hair caddis is a classic and easy to tie dry fly.
Step 1: Gather These Materials
You will need elk body hair, hackle feathers, thread, dubbin, head cement, and a hook.
Step 2: The Start
Wrap the hook evenly in thread.
Step 3: Tie in the Hackle
Strip the base of the feather and tie it in.
Step 4: Dubbin
Roll a dubbin noodle on your thread.
Step 5: Dubbin Part 2
Evenly wrap the hook with the dubbin.
Step 6: Palmer
Palmer the hackle forward and tie it off. Clip off any extra.
Step 7: Elk Hair
Cut a proportional clump of hair and line up the tips just past the eye of the hook. Wrap the clump where shown twice and then tighten it, to insure that it is secure. Then wrap it several more times. Tie off the fly and add a few drops of head cement. Cut the thread and tell your friends how good you are at fly tying.