Columbia River Caddis

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  • Hook: Dry Fly Size 16 to 12
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Shuck: Olive seal dubbing
  • Body: Black fentex yarn
  • Hackle: Black neck
  • Wing: Fine elk hair
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Tie in a good base layer of thread.

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Tie in a small amount of green seal fur, at the hook bend, and pull out to excess to form a trailing shuck.

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Tie in a strand of black fentex. This will be used for the body later.

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Tie in a hackle, by the tip. This will be used to palmer the body later.

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Wrap fentex forward and form a thin body.

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Palmer hackle forward over body.

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Stack some elk hair and tie in for the wing.

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Trim excess elk hair to form a small head.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for those summer caddis hatches.