E.C. Caddis

No doubt emergent crippled fishing flies catch more trout.


E. C. stands for emergent crippled. Trout will key in on food that can't flee. This trout fly receives rave reviews from a number of customers below. Read those reviews and you'll see why we think this is one of the best patterns in the box.
Trout flies in sizes: Olive (14, 16, 18), Black (18, 20), Tan (14, 16, 18).
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Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 5 reviews

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5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    really hard to see. - 12/27/2012
    By: from Beaumont, TX
    Top 1000 Contributor

    there is almost no way to watch this fly as it drifts, it works though. Be quick with the hook set.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Killer pattern - 8/26/2011
    By: from CT
    Top 10 Contributor

    Basically an Adams-like parachute. Very effective and productive

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Not what is shown - 5/23/2011

    The photograph shows an upright wing; the flies (several dozen) delivered were down-winged (like an elk hair caddis). The fly worked well, in any event.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    My "Go-To" Caddis Fly - 12/18/2007
    Top 100 Contributor

    This caddis fly produces on almost every river I have fished in the Northeast. When trout are not taking elk hair caddis, or parachute caddis, they almost always hit the E-C Caddis. I primarily fish the West Branch of the Ausable, the West Canada Creek, and the Battenkill, and I can't recall a day not landing at least one decent sized trout on the EC. Fish this in the riffles and be prepared. Dead drift, twitch, or let it "drown" at the end of the drift; you can't go wrong. Next to the Adams line of flies, this is my favorite fly.

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