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    is there such a thing? I tied one tonight (ran outta elk hair). If it hasn't been tied before, I want credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    is there such a thing? I tied one tonight (ran outta elk hair). If it hasn't been tied before, I want credit.
    Sorry, they've been around for a long time. I actually prefer Deer hair to Elk Hair. The darker coloration fits the Caddis better. I tie mine with and without the palmered hackle.

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    Tied the peacock caddis in my tutorial with deer hair.

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    Dag gummit! lol Oh well...I'll have to come up with something crazy to get my name on a fly, I suppose...Maybe I can incorporate some lab hair clippings into one lol. My choclate's hair would look great tied as a caddis...Don't know if it would catch fish though.

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    It will, I caught fish with my bluish gray hair caddis tied from cat hair, from my Cat Clyde. If fish eats him anything goes, LOL

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    Default Deer Hair Caddis


    Too late. Been doing it for a good 20 years. I actually prefer deer over elk. Easier to get, cheaper,and softer to make a better wing pattern. I actually have big piece of hide sent to me from my buddy in Maine with a sharpie message across the back "Take the hint"!

    Hints.
    1, Don't use wire.....Worthless. Al Troth who originated the fly did, but why add weight to a dry?

    2. As Kytroutbum said... forget the palmereded hackle. It then becomes an X-Cadds, perhaps the best caddis pattern out there IMO. The palmer hackle only makes it roll, and cost more per fly. Therefore, z-lon for a tail, body de jur( I like yellow, chartuese or tan) and deer hair for a wing(you can even use yellow deer hair for Little Yellow Sallies). I know caddis don't have a tail but the fly works. They even hit it in a mayfly hatch. Think about it. if you match color, size, and shuck for 75% (NO upswepted wings for mayfly), what trout with a brain would turn that down?
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Hmm...Looks like I not only got beat to it, I've been beat since the 80's I think I'll check with some local butchers and see what they charge for a left over hide. Nice flies BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennswede View Post
    It will, I caught fish with my bluish gray hair caddis tied from cat hair, from my Cat Clyde. If fish eats him anything goes, LOL

    Hans --

    I suppose the only thing left would be to catch one on your Cat Clyde Caddis while floating in a Hyde! That would be a Cat-Clyde-Hyde-Caught-'Bow

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    Last edited by Gerry Romer; 09-16-2008 at 08:49 AM. Reason: clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Romer View Post
    I suppose the only hting left would be to catch one your Cat Clyde Caddis while floating in a Hyde! That would be a Cat Clyde Hyde Caught 'Bow

    Gerry
    You have to kill the deer yourself and everyone know that you make waders out of deer skin...

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