Light Cahill


This is a traditional, Catskill-style dry fly that can be useful for pale-colored mayflies such as pale evening duns or pale morning duns.


A Parachute Cahill is tied with a white calftail wing-post, around which the hackle is wrapped parachute-style. Parachute flies ride lower in the water and are more realistic.

How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

HOOK: 1X fine wire, standard shank, turned-down eye; e.g., TMC 100 or equivalent. Sizes 12-18

THREAD: Pale Yellow

WING: Mallard flank dyed wooduck, tied upright and divided in traditional Catskill dry fly fashion

TAIL: Hackle fibers to match body

BODY: Ginger or cream Superfine

HACKLE: To match body