X Caddis

Cheech - November, 2015

Chances are that you have heard of the Elk Hair Caddis, because it's one of the most popular and effective dry flies on the planet. The X Caddis is a very close relative of the Elk Hair Caddis, and it is probably just as effective. Craig Matthews delevloped the pattern to represent an emerging caddis, but it can work as everything from an attractor to a mayfly. Just change the colors and sizes to match your local insects.

~Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook - 14
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black
  • Shuck: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - Tan
  • Body: Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing - Callibaetis
  • Wing: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Sparkle Emerger Yarn
Sparkle Emerger Yarn

Sparkle Emerger Yarn

$3.25
Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing

Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing

$2.50
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

$4.25
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

$14.99