Posts Tagged ‘caddis larva

04
May
13

Fly Tying: Green Rock Worm Larva

One of the more prevalent freshwater insects, that is a tasty morsel for trout, is the Green Rock Worm Caddis larva (Rhyacophila).

Green Rock Worm SB

22
Feb
13

Caddis Fly Glitz: Hubert Duprat

I have posted similar content in the past re surrounding Caddis larva with fashionable objects, which they use to construct their protective cases. Here, Hubert Duprat combined ‘gold spangles, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, pearls, opals, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and coral’ in his home aquarium with Caddis larva and the resultant cased caddis are at least interesting to the eye.

Hubert Duprat, through his artistic constructs with Caddis larva, is probably more familiar than most with how the larva combine objects to make protective cases which allow them to transform form larva to pupa. Check the links.

hubert duprat

01
Mar
12

Fly Tying: Green Caddis Larva in the Riffles

Green Rock Worm: Genus Rhyacophila

Green Caddis Larva: Genus Hydropsyche

Fast water nymphing in and beside that riffly water and just below. Some say first light and last light are the times best for dredging a larva pattern. Perhaps, but I have done well with greenish larva patterns midday as well. 

High Stick Nymphing The Riffles with Kelly Galloup

06
Sep
11

Fly Tying: Ostrich Herl (Gills)

I have had a liking for Ostrich Herl since I incorporated it into The Orb, a Callibaetis mayfly emerger pattern. Today, I came upon a pattern displayed at the Hatches fly tying forum in 2006, tied by Mihostanev. It is a perfect example of ostrich herl incorporated into the abdomen to suggest gills and/or just life. I intend to experiment with the pattern to tie some manner of Caddis larva/pupa for the upcoming October Caddis emergence this late Summer, into Fall.

Hatches Forum 2006, Caddis Larva by Mihostanev

We will see if I can set aside enough time to tie, and what my effort looks like when I am done! Ostrich herl ranks up there with peacock, marabou and (well the preferred list goes on and on).

02
Sep
10

Fly Tying: Motely Crew Peeking Caddis

Part of the rescue flies program, I tied these long ago with brown rug yarn and a semblance of a peeking pupa (or is it larva) protruding from the casing (rug yarn). The hook shank could have been longer to form a slightly longer casing. Not sure it matters much. The pattern is not weighted…probably should be with a couple turns of weight beneath the casing. The flies are on a size 12 hook.





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