Hi Anders, I've been thinking about the deep sparkle pupa again. This photo is pure prototype and I've never fished this version. I was thinking about the material used in the veil (over body) and its purpose. The Antron (sparkle yarn) in the original was used to mimic what LaFontaine saw underwater. The pre emergent caddis pupa begins to develop gas bubbles under the skin that aid in its ascent to the surface. If it is the sparkle that is the strike trigger as LaFontaine suggests, then I'd wonder about the amount of sparkle and its effect on the trout. Substituting UV Ice Dub for the Antron made a world of difference for me. So now I'm wondering how much sparkle is too much? This fly uses DNA Holo for the over body. It certainly is bright at the bench. Guess there is only one way to know if it's too bright. LOL
Well, if you ask the ladies there can not be to much sparkle. :)
This is what I really like with fly fishing and tying, the experiments and all the thinking!
Maybe there can be to much sparkle during some weather conditions, but I think it's great to have many flies with a big spectra between them, if you know what I mean, then you are prepared for all conditions.
I shall tie many of these and use different material and sparkle as you do and then find out how all of them works.
Thank you for all good information! And good luck out at the water!
We can discuss all the options, the thinking, the experiments, the reasoning and logic Anders. But your wish to me for luck on the water may outweigh them all. I wish you the same and hope you will keep me posted on your efforts.
And I agree with the comment concerning the ladies. We should just keep these thoughts to ourselves though.
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