March Fly of the Month- "Too Simple Caddis"

The “Too Simple Elk Hair Caddis” is the Fly of the Month to be demonstrated by John Hadley at the October chapter meeting. This fly was developed by the late Al Campbell. Many of his patterns and beginning through advanced fly tying lessons can be found on There is no palmered hackle as on the standard caddis pattern so the fly body rests lower in the water. If tied in all black it can represent a cricket and on a small hook even a midge, black stonefly or other small nondescript insect. Bring your vice, bobbin, thread and stacker to the meeting; other materials will be supplied. This is a simple and quick fly to tie so you will be able to tie several before the business meeting starts. For tying details see the October Newsletter.