Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies demonstrates how to tie a hackled Iris Caddis for the ever popular Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. This pattern works great in heavy water, as an attractor and in dry-dropper rigs because it floats so well. Craig’s tip of winding the peacock herl around the thread is a good one,…

 

Earlier this week I ran a Mother’s Day special on Elk Hair figuring it would tie in nicely with tonight’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video featuring a Mother’s Day Caddis fly pattern. Who knew that Mother’s Day is actually a week from Sunday not this Sunday? Well, apparently I got that a little mixed up….

 

With the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch bearing down on many western US rivers folks are going to need a healthy supply of Elk Hair Caddis and X-Caddis fly patterns. As such it seems fitting to nominate Elk Hair as our Fly Tying Material of the Week. As usual we take a look at what kind…