Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Featured Fly - Flashback Caddis Pupa

Here is an awesome little caddis pupa that has been working well for me this year. It is a pretty simple fly, and doesn't take a lot of time to tie. Change the color and size, and it will continue to fool fish all season.

Hook: TMC 2457 sz. 14-18
Bead: Cyclopes Beads - Gold 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Gold 
Flashback: Mirage Tinsel - Med.
Body Dubbing: SLF Bug Dub - Olive or Tan 
Wing: Partridge Feather - Natural 
Antena: Wood Duck - 3 Fibers 
Thorax: SLF Nymph Thorax 

Step 1: Make a thread base, tying the ultra wire and tinsel as you take the thread back.

Step 2: Dub the body, leaving just a little space behind the bead.

Step 3: Pull the flash forward.

Step 4: Wrap the wire forward, making a segmented body.

Step 5: Cut a "V" in the partridge feather.

Step 6: Tie in the partridge on each side, making little wings.

Step 7: Tie in the wood duck fibers.

Step 8: Dub the thorax.

Step 9: Whip finish an cut off.

Finished Fly:

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