Mercer’s Missing Link Caddis Recipe

Mercer’s Missing Link Caddis Recipe


  • Species: Caddis Pattern
  • Stage: Dry Fly
  • Difficulty: Medium

How to tie the Missing Link Caddis

This is the fly you’ve been missing from your fly box.  The trout laugh as you throw your elk hair caddis past them for the 100th time just not believing that it’s actually a caddis.  Then you tie this bad boy on, and pull the wool back over their eyes and land the fish of your dreams.

The missing link caddis is a caddis imitation with a excellent insect profile.  It imitates a real caddis better likely due to its wing arrangement  and it floats well on the water too making it easy to fish.  you can tie this in a variety of colors and sizes though I prefer Olive, tan and orange as my colors in sizes #12 – #18.

We have this fly available for sale in our shop or you can just tie a few up if you prefer too.  Check out the video below to learn how to tie the missing link caddis

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Missing Link Caddis Fly Tying Recipe

  • Hook: #10-18 Tiemco 100
  • Thread: Olive UTC 70
  • Body: Olive UTC 70
  • Rib: Pearl Krystal Flash
  • Thorax: Peacock Ice Dubbing (optional)
  • Legs: Tan Antron Yarn
  • Wing: Elk Hair
  • Hackle: Dun Dry Fly Hackle
Missing Link Caddis

Missing Link Caddis


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  • Stage: Dry Fly
  • Imitation: Caddis
  • Sizes: #10- #20

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Missing Link Caddis for Sale

Looking to catch more fish and find new fly fishing adventures? Evolutions Missing Link Caddis is the answer to your search. It’s a realistic fly pattern that helps you connect the dots with traditional fly patterns and todays, more accurate representations. A perfect blend of realism, effectiveness and simplicity, the Missing Link Caddis is perfect for any body of water in any state when the caddis are skittering across the water.

You can purchase the Missing Link Caddis by the dozen or in convenient sampler packs which offers 3 different sizes in the dozen.

Buy the Missing Link Caddis

The Missing Link Caddis is for sale in a variety of sizes. Add them to your cart today by the dozen or by adding a dozen with 3 different sizes (sampler pack) to add variety to your fly box and help you catch more fish on a variety of rivers. Our proven patterns are custom tied to each and every order to make sure the highest quality of fishing flies are delivered to your door.

  • Flies are available by the dozen
  • Variety Packs available – 4 flies of 3 different sizes
  • Tied to Order flies require 15-30 Days for Delivery
  • Minimum Order 1 Dozen – Quantity Discounts After 5 Dozen (As Low As $1.00/Fly)

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Available Sizes, Colors, Beadheads and More


#10, #12, #14, #16, #18, #20, #10 (4), #12 (4), #14 (4), #12 (4), #14 (4), #16 (4), #14 (4), #16 (4), #18 (4)



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