Posts Tagged ‘pupa



03
Dec
12

Fly Tying: Simple BH Caddis Pupa

This is a very simple Bead Head (BH) Caddis Pupa pattern to tie and quite effective tumbled through a riffle. It has had some success on lakes, but less so. The green sparkle braid gives a nice translucent look to the abdomen. I have used the bright green and the tan with good success. A small piece of braid tied in and burned off at the end…a small noodle of dubbing spun onto the thread and then wrapped one to two times behind a tungsten bead. The hook this time is a size 16 curved shank pupa hook. This is a perfect beginner’s pattern for Caddis Pupa. 

Green Pupa Sparkle braid SB

03
Dec
12

Fly Tying Tradition: Simple Lil’ Pupa’s

This is my rationalization and I’m sticking to it: each Winter as I begin to work back into tying (I’m a foul weather tier), I seem to gravitate to an easy to tie, pleasant to tie Pupa/Wet type pattern. The pattern usually incorporates a the ubiquitous bead, a dubbed thorax, a simple abdomen and that pleasing pupa, curved shank hook (16-18). Couple the ease in tying with the proven success that they never fail to catch fish and I just return to them. A little nagging voice persists at some point that I really should perfect those dry flies. But, I don’t hear that voice now so off I go into Bead Head Pupa land!

Red Bead Z tag SB

Click Pics Twice

Green Bead Tag 16 SBCopper Bead Tag 18 SB

04
Aug
12

Fly Tying: Wired for Depth

A Bead Head Pupa pattern. I used two different colored pieces of copper wiring wrapped over the simple thread body. Contrast, segmentation and weight. The busy hackle and thorax materials (Ice Dub, ostrich and partridge) add to the suggestion of life.

An even simpler fly, equally dense to quickly sink. Copper wire tied in at the front of the shank and closely wrapped toward the end then used to rib forward over the wire abdomen. The dubbing ball for the thorax hides the tie in point for the copper wire.

23
May
12

Fly Fishing: Suspended Midge Pupa

I so rarely use a floating line on a lake. So, when the surface activity is there…out it comes. The fish were working in two to six feet of water, cruising about for emerging Chironomids. Big tails and dorsals swirled inches above the surface. A size 16 pupa pattern was suspended a few inches below the surface ( ‘greased’ the leader/tippet to within 6″ of the fly with floatant).

07
Mar
09

Bead Head Nymph Pattern (‘Lurefil MF Nymph’ another gem from Lucian Vasies)

Vasies Pupa Pattern~Tutorial

Vasies Pupa Pattern~Tutorial

http://www.flytying.ro/masa_muscarului/article.php?id=329

Lucian Vasies & Mihai Vasilescu, 04 Feb 2009

Lucian Vasies & Mihai Vasilescu, 04 Feb 2009

03
Mar
09

Trout Flies (Spring Training…back to basics)

I have tied mostly Salmon or Steelhead flies this Winter and little of that as Tony has filled my boxes with experimental this and that tube flies. I tied these tonight and felt discomboobliated….my system was off and I flitted from one pattern to another rather than turning out a dozen of one pattern. Frankly, I would be a terrible production tyer, because after one box of hooks, 25 let’s say, I am in a daze, stupor, slump. I do it but not often. Last year I tied a bunch of my experimental ORB fly for Callibaetis (query ‘The Orb’). I also tied a bunch of Damsels, Dragons and PTN. So, tonight I turned out a funky looking Caddis Larva/Pupa of sorts and several nice wets in the size 14 sphere. The wets were on the the curved shank pupa hook and I dubbed the thorax with peacock Ice Dub. Starling was used for the wing and the bodies were of thread with a very thin wire ribbing or one strand of Krystal flash (thin tinsel). The  Larva or Pupa Caddis was a size 10 hook and I used the latex strip to wrap a body over a lead under body and then dubbed the thorax area with spiky brown and black dub.

 

 

Wetter Fly~By SwittersB
Wetter Fly~By SwittersB
The Wee Wet~by SwittersB
The Wee Wet~by SwittersB
The Green Bean~by SwittersB

The Green Bean~by SwittersB

No, nothing too unique here. Basic fish catching patterns. The wets are standard to what I normally have tied the last few years…a variation of the Stella’s Seducer Wet. I like these and the Harriett Pupa Pattern I posted last year. The chunky, clunky Green Bean tumbled through a riffle will catch fish…all these are simple to tie. Now if  I could sit down and tie a bunch of one of them….but, almost time to go to bed.  You can query here for The Orb, Stella’s Seducer and the Harriett Pupa for pics.  

02
Feb
09

Brassie (fliegenfischer-fliegenbindung)

 This pattern combines the worth of the Copper John and the Hare’s Ear. The standard Brassie uses the copper wire but usually only has a small peacock or dubbing ball. That is not a bad little pattern, particulary  for a chironomid dropper on streams. The depicted Brassie will sink quickly and possess animation. This is a perfect for, dare I say it, the Czech Nymphing technique, as are many fast sinking nymphs.    

Brassie

Brassie

 http://www.fliegenfischer-forum.de/swap7.html

Brassie
Hakengrösse: 10 – 22 (Nymphenhaken; gebogen (z.B. caddis puppa Haken)
Garnfarbe: schwarz oder Brauntöne (sollte gleiche Farbe wie das Dubbing haben)
Beschwerung: keine – ist durch den Körper schon schwer genug 😉
Körper: Kupferdraht
Schwanz: keinen
Rippung: keine
Thorax: hares ear dubbing
Variante: mit einem Goldkopf für extrem schnelles Gewässer oder farbigem Kupferdraht (z.B. rot oder grün)

 

1. Kupferdraht in engen Wicklungen um den Haken legen. Nach 2-3 Wicklungen mit den Fingernägeln zusammenschieben, dann weiterwickeln. So entsteht eine schön gleichmäßige Wicklung. 
2. Wenn der Körper fertig gewickelt ist, das ganze in Position schieben und Bindefaden anlegen. Den Bindefaden ungefähr auf Thoraxbreite nach hinten binden.
3. Den Thorax sehr sparsam dubben ggf. noch ein paar steifere Grannen mit eindubben.
4. Kopfknoten, lackieren, fertig.Eine extrem einfache und fängige Nymphe.

 

Brassie Hook size: 10 – 22 (Nymph or caddis pupa hooks)

Body: Copper Wire Tail: none Serrating/Ribbing: none

Thorax: hares ear dubbing

Variations: Gold bead head for extremely fast waters or colored Copper wire (e.g. red or green)

 

1. Copper Wire in close wraps up hook. After 2-3 wrapped coils push together with the fingernails, then after further windings push together. Thus a beautifully even coil develops.

 

  2. The thoraxes should be economically dubbed.

3. Finish head and dab of head cement.

An extremely simple nymph

 

12
Dec
08

Possie Bugger Nymphamous (How To from OFFB)

img_9372aaPossie Bugger 

Possie Bugger

Possie Bugger

The possie bugger is a hall of fame Oregon fly. I’ve probably caught more fish on this pattern than any other two combined. It’s a good idea to double up the rib on this fly — since it’s going to catch so many fish. This is the guide version — reinforce the traditional Flashabou strands with copper wire. It fishes well as a caddis pupae or cased caddis pattern.

http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/2008/04/10/video-tying-the-possie-bugger/

 

19
Nov
08

Ghicitoare! (The Riddle of the Hatch….These Pupas Would Solve the Riddle)

pupa-orange-ro

Romanian Pupas

Romanian Pupas

Lucian Vasies

03
Jul
08

Czech Nymphs by Switters B

 

Czech Nymph:

Hook: Size 12 Scud/Pupa Hook (perhaps a little big but the size and style of most Czech Nymphs)

Thread: Wine, 8/0

Ribbing: 4# Clear Mono

Weight: Tungsten/Lead wire wrapped up shank.

Underbody: Fine dubbing/Kudra fur (you choose clean non-spiked or with guard hairs)

Shellback: Any foilback or plastic pre-cut or cut narrow.

Thorax: Any dark spikey dubbing. Here, I used a dubbing brush from Angling Specialties/Calif.

You know the routine: wrap thread base, wrap lead on and cover with thread, tie in ribbing and foilback, dub abdomen, pull foilback/shellback over dubbed abdomen, wrap ribbing to thorax (keep foilback on top as your rib), keep thorax area thicker than abdomen, pull remaining foilback over to hook eye and secure, a touch of dark permanent marker to foilback over thorax (optional), finish thread head.

The name Czech Nymph seems to overshadow the Caddis Pupa or Scud qualities. Rhyacophyla, Scuds or any sizeable nymph are easily represented by these edible morsels. As I said above in the pattern, the only part that varies is the dubbing you decide to use for the abdomen. Do you want it non-spikey or spikey. It does affect the nymph or scud look. I believe if you click on the pic you can enlarge and zoom to get the details. Please query Czech (CZN) in the search box, upper right, as I have numerous (20+), excellent postings re Czech Nymphing and related links. Search On! Good luck!!




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