One of a popular fly used in the Ozarks is the Elk Hair Caddis (Lt).  This fly is a little different because the hackle has been left off. This variation will work well.   When I first started tying this fly, I did not use the Yearly Elk Fur and did have some issues.  Since then I purchase Yearling Elk Hair from Spirit River Inc, pictures below.



  • Hook: Tiemco TMC200R, or TMC101
  • Hook Size: 12, 14, 16
  • Body: Tan Embroidery Floss
  • Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0, Cream or Tan
  • Tip (Tag): Ultra 70 or UNI-Thread 8/0, Fl. Pink
  • Wings/Head: Yearling Elk Hair – Natural, (Bleached for Lt)

Tying Steps:


Fishing Instructions: Dead Drift