Shark’s Caddis pupa (green variant)
Tied by: Kevin Foley Anchorage, AK, US
Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley
1 year ago

Head: 3.0 mm tungsten bl bead.
Hook:#12 U204
Thread:12/0 Veevus black
Rear Body: Chartreuse antron/ Hare’s Ice dub olive
Front body: Creepy Crawley Ice dub black

I love the technique of twist antron and dubbing to create a segmented body.

Intended to imitate green caddis pupa at 15 mm total length.

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Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Kevin, I too like the twisted yarn technique for adding segmentation and for giving the body a naturally mottled sort of look. Way back in the 70’s, the technique was called

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Damn clumsy fingers..... Technique was called “twist and trout”.

Malcolm Davidson
1 year ago

Very effective pattern Nicely done

Kevin Foley
1 year ago

Bill, thank you for that piece of history with the technique. I always try to give credit when I use other patters or techniques. Your point only supports what I often say about fly tying, there is little done in tying today that our grandparents did not know of yesterday.

Kevin Foley
1 year ago

Thank you Malcolm, I hope to give it a go here soonn

Josef frierdich
1 year ago

How exactly do you get the look of below the bead with thoose buggy wing like things?

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