22
Jan
11

Fly Tying: Pupalicious Flavors & A.D.D.

Nothing more shows my lack of tying self-discipline than a pupa pattern. On the one hand, my creative side is free to wander in reckless abandon and reap rewards of angling success for it. On the other, I hide behind that creativity with an impressionistic mantel that does not hold me to pain staking sameness of one pattern’s look. Am I that ADD? I don’t think so, but perhaps. I just love the vast possibilities of a pupa pattern and the amazing success one has with the patterns. Regardless of whether you swing, tumble, dredge, troll or suspend them, they produce. With rare exceptions, I have total confidence in these patterns and the vast array of possibilities. They produce; from the top to the bottom of the water column. Punto!

Enjoyable, simple, creative to tie. The possibilities are endless. The hook style is my choice and by no means the only one to use. Also, the bead is not required, other than I like them for getting down on streams. Go ahead, lose yourself to some reckless, unbridled tying with pupa’s. Now, these patterns are not necessarily a pupa, per se, in entomological terms, but more in fly tying terms. They could be an emerging phase or nymphal or whatever, depending upon where and how you are presenting them. They are not confined to the Caddis realm.


2 Responses to “Fly Tying: Pupalicious Flavors & A.D.D.”


  1. 1 JASON
    January 23, 2011 at 09:26

    Hey Switters, excellent pics. This motivated me to get going for Spring. Been dawdling about but I want to tie. My wife will be happy to see me spreading my fur, feathers and hooks all about the office (I share a work room with her). She works at home, I tie). I do like the variety of the bead head pupa but that little number with out the bead is very nice too. Thanks for the effort to put that together and motivate me out of a slump.

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    • 2 SwittersB
      January 23, 2011 at 09:29

      Thanks! I am one that likes to see versus read about things. I know I sometimes don’t post the recipe/pattern, but figure the pattern’s image is pretty obvious to anyone that has a lesson or two. If not I would provide the SBS instructions. Thanks again.

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