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Old 04-03-2007, 01:48 PM
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A skating caddis is nothing more than a caddis dry fly fished with intentional across stream drag, usually by casting down and across and then letting the fly drag across the current. The elk hair caddis is a great fly to do this with because the little bit of elk hair at the front of the fly helps keep it from being pushed under as it drags (or skates) across the current. A skated caddis is a very effective way to get trout to rise to your fly, especially when there are caddis in the air.
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