The Experienced Caddis Pupa is a pattern developed by Chris Gates for the North Fork of the White and Arkansas Tailwaters. This pattern works well on the NFOW from early April through August. It works well during the Ryhacophiia hatch on the White in Arkansas. This pattern will work just about anywhere that there are green bodied caddis hatching. It is especially effective on the front end of a hatch.
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|Hook:||Scud hook Size 12-14.|
|Weight:||7/64 Nickel Bead.|
|Body:||Caddis Green Ice Dubbing.|
|Rib:||clear Vinyl D Rib in midge size.|
|Wing:||Deer hair with 3 strands of Crystal Flash.|
|Collar:||Peacock Ice Dubbing.|
- Start the thread and lay a base along the shank. The fly will be tied short so the thread should only extent three-quarters of the way down the shank.
- Tie in the vinyl D Rib.
- Dub the body (Remember the fly will be tied short.) to one eye length behind the eye.
- Wrap the D Rib over the top of the dubbed body.
- Tie in a short deer hair wing.
- Tie in 3 strands of rainbow crystal flash and fold it back over the wing (resulting in six strands).
- Loosely dub the collar with peacock ice dubbing and then use velcro or a dubbing tool to tease out the dubbing. This provides a halo effect around the fly and adds to the effect.
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