Peacock Elk Hair Caddis- By In The Riffle

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Hook: Tiemco 100 #12-18
Thread: UTC 70
Body: Peacock Herl
Wing: Bleached Elk Hair

The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.

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  1. dazzhan says:

    Looks great. Hopefully will be on the water tomorrow, so will tie some up before leaving. The fish up here on Vancouver Island love flies tied with peacock herl.

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  2. larry pauley says:

    a great peacock caddis made a couple will try them in the mor

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  3. Joe Nassar says:

    Nice. Wish I woulda thought of using peacock heel for the EHC body.

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  4. jerry grehl says:

    catch one fish and that’s the end of the fly. rib with fine wire to secure the hurl

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  5. IDRIS WELCH says:

    NOW THAT IS A BOTTLER OF A FLY AND IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL TAKE A LOT OF FISH AND I’M GOING TO TIE SOME IN THE MORNING, AND GIVE THEM TO SOME FRIENDS OF MINE WHO ARE OFF FISHING THIS WEEKEND.

    TOP PATTERN IDRIS AKA scottiesflies

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  6. you do not need to rib with wire to make fly more sturdy, just wrap the herl around the thread before wrapping up the shank.

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  7. BBBruce77 says:

    another way to fortify the herl is coat the shank with a thin layer of head cement or UV cement in conjunction with technique listed above will help strengthen the fly even more.

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  8. Cooper Noack says:

    Love this fly. Fish it on our coastal creek and catch tones of fish on it. The peacock hurl gives it the perfect amount of flash.

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