Posts Tagged ‘pupa

18
Nov
18

Bead Head Pupa Pattern…

A very few of you might recall that SwittersB & Exploring was, at first, SwittersB & FlyFishing…so for old time’s sake…a fly tying post displaying a pupa pattern with bed head….I use tie this to represent/suggest a caddis pupa, subsurface.

11
Nov
15

brief encounter…

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Oregon Rainbow Trout (Caught/Released)

24
Sep
15

Bead Head Caddis Pupa…

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19
Mar
15

Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

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Impressionistic Caddis Pupa pattern on size 14 hook.

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Image: Rick Hafele & The Fly Fishing Shop

 

Here is a nice piece re Spring time insect hatches for the fly fisher/tier to study up on. Info via Rick Hafele and The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon.

21
Dec
14

Feeling in the Spirit

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12
Feb
14

Pupalicious: Chironomids Always There

chironomid pupa Rise Form FF

Photo via Rise Form Fly Fishing

A year around staple in nature…the midge, the buzzer, the chironomid, the gnat (a pupa here). An excellent pattern for trout in rivers and lakes. Pupa patterns are simple to tie, the sleeker the better. Generally fished vertically, either drifting or still fishing.

-Midge Head SB

06
Jan
14

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?




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