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Fitting the Pieces of Patterns……..

In the past, I have touched upon the Tied Down Caddis pattern here at SwittersB. Partly out of nostalgia and also because it was the only fly I had for my beginning fly fishing fifty + years ago. It was, as I have said, an exceptional pattern. 

Today, I came across an old pic I had taken of the pattern and it jumped out at me that the pattern, although of different materials, has much the same profile as the pattern I showed you yesterday by Endoman. I put together a small collage of Tied Down Caddis (there’s more of them online now then a few years ago…may I take a very small piece of credit for that) and inserted Endoman’s pattern. I think I need to revisit the Tied Down Caddis in earnest. I would personally now either dub the body fuzzy or wrap less hackle for a less dense profile.

TDC Caddis Col SwittersBNow granted the deer hair backing would trap less air than the Zelon/Antron shell back but maybe the legs and profile are equally or more important than the potential bubble shroud/air trapping pharate of the pupa?


Fly tying: Caddis Pupae-Pharate (LaFontaine & Edwards)

Oliver Edwards' Caddis Pupa

I might do a teaser and say LaFontaine v. Edwards, but I figure that although Edwards may disagree on the prioritization of trigger points for pupa there is obvious respect.

Caddis contrasts and conundrums: Oliver Edwards

Deconstructing Gary: Bob Wyatt

These two articles are thought provoking re Caddis Pupa. From the type of hook (straight shank v. the popular curved pupa hook) to drooping dark wings and outrigger legs…there is a little here to experiment with: LaFontaine v. Edwards or LaFontaine & Edwards. Additional interesting ideas from Oliver Edwards re Caddis Pupae/Pharate

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