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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Tying a Deer Hair Caddis Fly with Davie McPhail

The Deer Hair Caddis is a dry fly, designed to look like an adult caddis fly, but don’t be surprised when it takes fish in a different hatch. You can fish this fly dead drift or stripped & twitched. They can be tied in different colour variants as well, with Davie showing a "Chocolate drop"  variant and a striking Cinnamon variant! However, sometimes plain colours work the best. These flies are excellent throughout the Spring and the colder Autumn months.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Deer Hair Caddis Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Short Shank Special size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Rusty Brown Rib: Fine Copper Wire Body: Peacock Herl dyed Hot Orange use the herl from the eye.. Wing: Roe Deer or Similar Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Cree Cock Horns: Barred Woodduck (optional)

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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