Dale's Caddis Pupa
dales caddis pupa

 

Dale's Caddis Pupa

Hook: Your favorite brand of curved-shank caddisfly pupa hook, sizes 20 to 8.
Thread: Size 8/0 (70 denier).
Abdomen: Medium-weight latex strip.
Rib: Organza ribbon.
Wing Buds: Raffia, also known as Swiss straw.
Thorax Cover: Latex strip.
Thorax: Stripped gray ostrich herl.
Legs: Black Japanese Nymph Legs.
Head: Latex strip.
Eyes: Melted Japanese Nymph Leg.
Antennae: Porcupine guard hair.
Color: Olive green, sand, and sepia permanent markers.
Coating: Varnish of your choice.

Note: Japanese Nymph Legs are an unusual material you might not find at the local fly shop. A fly-tying materials outfit called Badger Creek Fly Tying carries Japanese Nymph Legs. You can reach Badger Creek’s Web site at www.eflytyer.com. Another option is to think like an inventive realistic tier and look around your home or office for a material to tie the eyes and legs on Dale’s Caddis Pupa.

 

 
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