Ascending Caddis Pupa

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Ascending Caddis Pupa

Hook: Regular wet-fly hook, sizes 18 to 10.
Thread: Danville’s 17/0 Spiderweb for hook
    sizes 18 and 16, tinted olive permanent
    marker; Moser Powersilk for sizes 14 to 10.
    You may substitute with your favorite
    brand of ultra-fine tying thread.
Weight: A narrow strip of adhesive-backed
    lead foil.
Abdomen: Flexibody or Thin Skin, color to
    match the natural insect.
Thorax: Hare’s-ear, rabbit, or squirrel dubbing,
    or a blend, color to match the natural insect.
Wing buds: Any brand of very dark
    polypropylene sheet material used for
    making pre-cut wings. Coat the material
    with Flexament or a similar cement before
    cutting the wing buds to shape.
Trailing legs (optional): The tips of three or
    four pheasant tail fibers.
Rowing legs: Rubber legs.
Antennae (optional): Two dark guard hairs.
Head: Two or three pheasant tail fibers,
    cemented, twisted together, and wrapped
    on the hook to form a small head.
Note: This is a prototypical pattern, so specific
    body colors are omitted. All species do have
    dark wing buds during emergence. Remember
    to tie this pattern on a straight-shank hook;
    swimming caddis pupae do not have curved
    bodies.

 
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