Elk Hair Caddis Olive Caddis, Adult, 18

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    Some fly patterns stand the test of time. Like the clean and powerful

    lines of Greek and Roman architecture, their elegant profiles carry the

    best elements of the past into the future.

    Way back in the

    1950s, a native-Pennsylvanian-turned-rugged-Montana-trout-bum named Al

    Troth wrapped some thread about a bit of elk hair fibers roughly

    matched to the length of a hook shank. Did he know he had created

    perhaps the most effective adult caddis imitation of all time?


    Elk Hair Caddis Olive Caddis is an elegant imitation of an adult Olive

    Caddis, and should hold a prominent place in any angler's well-stocked

    trout fly box.
    • An elegantly simple fly pattern developed by native Pennsylvanian and legendary Montana fly fishing guide, Al Troth
    • Olive Caddis imitation in the adult life stage
    • Use as either an impressionistic searching fly or as a realistic imitation when matching the hatch
    • Fish on a dead drift in medium energy waters; riffles, runs, and current seams are perfect water for this fly
    • Be sure trout are feeding on caddis adults at the surface, not subsurface emergers and cripples
    • Always observe the rises of feeding trout and aim your dead drift directly at these rises
    • Adults sometimes collect in good numbers in slower waters below faster riffles, eddys are great spots to look for stranded olive caddis adults
    • Hatches can occur throughout the day across North America
    • The most prolific hatches occur in eastern North America during May, while the western watersheds see two stages of activity from April to May and July to August
    • SIZE 16
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