CDC and Elk Hair vs Elk Hair Caddis

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Hello All,

Looking for a little input on preferences:

EHC or CDC and Elk hair?

I am pretty new to trout on the fly, and had a very good weekend with EHC.  I want to start tying the flies I find to be productive, and from doing a little research, the CDC variant looks to be a bit eaiser to tie.  That being said, if the CDC isn't as productive as the EHC, I don't want to start there...

Any input is appreaciated.



said on Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Both will catch trout.  Start tying the easier one then move up to the other.  Tan or Brown, or both.  14 and 16.  enjoy

said on Friday, January 19th, 2018

I've had great success with both. On the CDC fly I have seen different ways of tying it. I like to palmer my CDC. This way the CDC has a better appearance on the water in my opinion.


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