This is a simple fly that is close to the the old elk hair caddis except there's no elk hair and no unsightly hair stubble above the hook eye. It floats like a cork and looks more like a caddis than the EHC.
Hook - size 14 to 18
body - your choice of color but olive and gray work well.
Hackle - brown grizzly palmered over the body and a size that is TWO times smaller than normally used for the hook you are using (why brown grizzly? I dyed a half cape a few years ago and it looks good so I use it. A good somber color like a caddis.)
Wing - blue dun CDC hackle fibers
Front hackle - blue dun dry fly hackle to match the hook.
I worked up a few and they float well and caught a fish or two. More on this pattern shortly.
It was a good weekend on the rivers that I report on with the flows coming down and the trout coming up. This heat wave breaks Tuesday and this week/weekend could be the best. Try the Ware in the evening this week or the EB. I think the Millers will be behaving this weekend. Finally!!!