Hi-Viz Elk Hair Caddis
A brilliantly visible floating adult caddis dry fly lookalike with an elongated foam body to help it stay afloat, as well as a body spiral of stiff cock hackle fibres; plus, the larger sizes can easily handle having a small Deadly nymph dangling beneath. So it's a great indicator fly and searching pattern. This pattern can also tempt trout to dine on other bugs on the surface on a steamy summer day.
Caddis may hatch in droves during the day; however, they're primarily seen in the twilight hours and night in NZ. In the dim light, the larger sizes work wonders. Tip large flues, heavier tippet, at night straight onto the leader; forget the tippet. The trout will not care if you are scaring it across the surface like the natural behaviour.
It is tied on a Japanese TMC wide gape hook.
Remember, Having more than one good fly and the right size is always good. So, the more significant the pack, the better; that way, you will have a few staple flies doubled and trebled up in the pack selection.
As we know, there's nothing worse than losing the only fly you have that works.