Peacock & Elk Hair Caddis

Curtis - January, 2018

Our buddy Pete Steen (@fly_fishing_pete) is back at it with another stellar caddis tie.
The dyed peacock body on this one paired with some sublime golden badger hackle makes for sick color combo.
A few notes on this pattern:
Mix and match the colors. Golden badger is a great hackle color, but brown, coachman brown, pale water dun, rusty brown and a number of others will work just as well. You can also swap out the brown peacock for olive to match your local caddis colors.
Note the method to tie in the elk hair. It's important to get a clean and secure tie-in on this style of fly. If you attempt to tie in too much hair with not enough tension, your hair will roll on you. See how Pete uses a multi-tie-off method for the hair.
Not all elk or deer hair is created equally. We usually find that Nature's Spirit has the best overall quality. We've got a good selection here.

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Firehole Sticks 419 Dry Fly
Firehole Sticks 419 Dry Fly

Firehole Sticks 419 Dry Fly

$7.25
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
Nature's Spirit Bleached Dyed Peacock Sticks
Nature's Spirit Bleached Dyed Peacock Sticks
Nature's Spirit Bleached Dyed Peacock Sticks

Nature's Spirit Bleached Dyed Peacock Sticks

$4.95
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter

Stonfo Thread Splitter

$37.99
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker
Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

Renzetti Standard Hair Stacker

$14.99
Select Cow Elk - SPECIAL COLOR - Claret
Select Cow Elk - SPECIAL COLOR - Claret

Select Cow Elk - SPECIAL COLOR - Claret

$4.20