Elk Hair kedis – strip
Elk Hair kedis – strip
Ovo je jedna od onih neizostavnih mušica koja bi trebala da se nalazi u kutiji svakog ozbiljnog mušičara u nekoliko boja i nekoliko veličina.
Nebrojeno vrsta riba sam na njih prevario (posebno lipljana i pastrmki), jedino što treba prilagoditi situaciji na vodi je veličina, jer silueta odgovara prirodnom insektu – koji se roji najčešće predveče. Znam ga nekad koristi i ujutro, a kada je oblačno i preko dana. Probajte uz ovaj strip i uputstva napraviri neku svoju imitaciju i verujte u nju kada je zavežete na tipet.
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The Elk Hair Caddis
The Elk Hair Caddis is a classic dry fly and a staple in most trout-fishing boxes. It imitates an adult caddis fly, but it also works well as an all-around dry fly throughout the season. The name comes from the wing, which is made from hollow elk hair that keeps the fly floating on the surface.
Hook: Dry fly hook, size 8–16
Thread: Tan UNI-Thread, size 6/0
Body: Tan rabbit-fur dubbing
Hackle: Dry-fly saddle hackle properly sized to hook
Wing: Elk hair (dlaka jelena ili srne)
Tying the Elk Hair Caddis
- Start the thread just as you did with the Wooly Bugger and lay a base all the way to the hook bend. Clip off any excess.
- Tie the saddle feather in by its tip at the hook bend. Clip off the extra.
- Add dubbing onto the thread by rolling small clumps around the thread with your fingers a bit at a time. Use as little as possible, covering only 1-2” of thread.
- Wind the dubbed thread up the hook to the eye, forming a slim, tapered body.
- Use hackle pliers to wrap the feather forward using 4 or 5 evenly spaced turns. Secure the feather at the hook eye and clip away the excess.
- Cut a small clump of elk hair. Place the hair, tips down, into your hair stacker and tap it sharply on the table to even the ends. Remove the hair from the stacker, taking care to keep the ends even.
- Pinching the hair between your thumb and forefinger, hold it on top of the fly and align the tips of the hair so that they match up with the bend of the hook. Holding the hair in this position with your free hand, use your other hand to secure it in place with several tight thread wraps, taking care to keep the hair on top of the hook.
- Pull the thread tight to flare the elk hair.
- Trim the butt ends of the hair, tie off using the whip finish tool, and add cement.