The Deer Hair Caddis is supposedly imitating an adult caddis fly, but don’́t be surprised when it takes fish in a different hatch. You can fish this fly dead drift or stripped & twitched. When tied correctly, it is a very sturdy bug.
This pattern was a little difficult for me when I started tying my own flies, but I cracked the code with this fly after I had seen Hans Weilenmann clipping the deer hair prior to tying it onto the hook.
ANATOMY & MATERIALS
Hook: Standard dry fly hook size 10 to 18
Thread: Dyneema 55
Body: Fly-Rite dubbing caddis green or brown works very well, but you can also use seals fur or hare dubbing.
Wing: Deer Hair
Fly Tying at Skålestrømmen
Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.
The fly shown works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.
However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.