Realistic'ish Caddis Fly Pupa (Bug) I Made

  • Thread starter WrxScooby
United States
Flagstaff, AZ.
BaM BooZeLLed
Hey all, as some of you may have noticed in the Amateur Photo Thread that I fly fish and make my own flies. This is my latest one and thought it was worth sharing what I used and how I made it if anyone was wondering.

This is fly is meant to imitate a Caddis fly in its pupa life stage, or at the point when it changing from larva to actual fly. They are very vulnerable at this time and fish tend to hone in on this and eat them. I like to challenge myself and tie them as detailed as possible even though the fish would never care.

Anyway here is the recipe of what I used to make it.
Caddis Pupa
Hook: Curved
Thread: Fluorescent Yellow and Brown Olive
Rib: Small Black Wire
Body: Olive Midge Rib (Fl. Yellow base)
Back: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Ice Brown Sugar
Legs: Pheasant Tail
Wings: Brown Swiss Straw
Antenna: Barred Mallard Flank
Eyes: 12lb Mono
UV Loon Thick/Flow Resin