Caddis Pupa, Tan~SwittersB
Caddis Pupa, Tan~SwittersB
Caddis Pupa, Green~SwittersB
Caddis Pupa, Green~SwittersB

So many patterns, so many options. I know. I like this pattern and The Harriet (I posted it last Summer here). How simple is this pattern? Put on the bead of choice on a curved pupa hook. Tie in braid and melt end so it doesn’t unravel and dub over tie in point for thorax. Done…Diving Caddis, Caddis Emerger…simple to tie. If you want less diving, use a glass bead. Mix up your dubbing. Above on tan pupa, I used the same dubbing I used for the early posted (today) Caddis/Dragon Pupa. On the green pupa I used a mix of fur, Ice Dub and some cut up tinsel, which I blended together and can use when I want a scraggly dubbing with some flash.  Whatever, mix it up, throw in a hackle collar if you must..but you don’t need to.  Those busy, busy little dubbing fibers will be pulsing and waving all over the place.