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About the fly:
http://www.flyline.com/fly_patterns/dry_flies/ec_caddis/

And step by step instructions:
http://www.orvis.com/detail.asp?subject=506&index=7&dir_id=758&cat_id=&group_id

And to buy:
http://www.orvis.com/store/productchoice.aspx?pf_id=46C4&dir_id=1236&group_id=1240&cat_id=5914&subcat_id=7154

The E/C Caddis (or emergent/crippled) is my go to fly. It produces in every trout fishery I have ever fished. This fly will even get fish to rise when there is no surface activity. In my experience, it outfishes the elk hair caddis 2 to 1. I've used it to catch fish on the Skagit, as well as on the lakes around Squamish and Whistler. The best way to fish this fly is to dress ONLY the hackle and wing with floatant, so the rest of the body sinks. Once you get the hang of it, it's a very easy fly to tie. I can tie one in just 2 to 3 minutes per fly. I tie them in sizes 12-16.

Ralph Cutter is a bit of a living legend in California. His book Sierra Trout Guide focuses obviously focuses on California's trout waters, but the info is relevant in all mountain trout fisheries. It's more general info about bugs and fish than it is about specific fisheries:
http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Trout-Guide-Ralph-Cutter/dp/1878175025

And Ralph Cutter's site (full of great articles):
http://www.flyline.com/
 

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I've used it to catch fish on the Skagit, as well as on the lakes around Squamish and Whistler.

Just to clarify, these are the only waters I've fished in BC since coming up here. I'm sure the E/C Caddis will do just fine in other waters as well.
 
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