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Experienced Caddis Pupa Variant
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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. The Experienced Caddis Pupa Revisited has the addition of a CDC hackle giving a veil appearance.

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Hook:Scud Hook, size 12-16.
Thread:8/0 Black
Weight:7/64 Nickle Bead (or sized to hook)
Body:Green Caddis Ice Dubbing.
Collar:Peacock Ice Dubbing.
Wing:Deer Hair for base with 3 strands of rainbow crystal flash.
Soft Hackle:CDC Olive.
Ribbing:Clear Vinyl D Rib in Midge Size (or 5mm Stretch Magic).

Fishing Hints:
Fish the pupa under a small indicator anywhere in the water column.

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Tying Instructions

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Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.

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Saint Louis, Missouri 63144

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