EHC as a lead fly

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    Scotty MacFly
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    Its no secret that many fishermen when using a duo rig of some kind like to use the Elk Hair Caddis as the lead fly because of its flotation qualities. And it also makes a good indicator.
    It just occurred to me, if a EHC is supposed to have a little skittering action, why use it as a lead fly? If you’re skittering that fly along with a trailing fly that’s supposed to have a dead drift, isn’t that defeating yourself? I can see it using two EHC’s, but even if you are trailing a nymph behind it, the nymph wouldn’t be acting the way it should.

    Some say its just used as a natural indicator so not to worry about it because the focus is on the second fly. But if a fish takes it, no harm in that. Ok, that makes sense, but if the focus is on the second fly, just use the second fly by itself, or use two.
    I don’t get it.

    #6485

    Creek
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    Real men use one fly.

    #6486

    Scotty MacFly
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    Ha ha! Good one.😄

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