Monday, January 6, 2014


Two seasons ago I came across this Caddis Pupa nymph and had really good results with it sense then, it is a very simple dressing and what I like about it the most is that you can colour it in to suit your hatches or times of the year when Caddis are maturing.  It is a good solid bug that will reach the bed of the river quite quickly and good for picking out those big summer trout that lie in the deeper cooler waters of the river. I find it makes a good point fly but smaller patterens can be productive on droppers also. Here is the easy step by step of how to tie this nymph:

Taking a size Size 10 or 12 Kamasan B100 grubber hook add on a size 3.5mm copper, gold or black tungsten bead. Follow this with several turns of flat lead.

Tie on your thread over the lead, I used Hends Twist tying thread olive. Then take a length of Antron Body-Wool and tie it in to the rear of the fly, making sure that when you bring your thread back the the bead that the body is smooth and shaped correctly.

Taking the wool in your hand twist it till it becomes a tight rope like material then with you twisting as you wind it up the body the wool remains firm to give you the segmented look of the body. Tie off well before cutting away the waste near the bead.

Using permanent markers of your choice give the body some colour I have several good colours mostly natural colours like olives, yellow and browns. But the natural look can be catching also, experiment here with your colours. Then once you are happy with your body colour cover it with Loon UV fly finish to give your body the shine and natural look while also making it very strong. A blast of a UV light and the body is complete.

Next add a light hackle of either CDC or Natural partridge behind the bead. You also can use different colours for your hackle here too.

To finish the fly off add some natural squirrel dubbing or some hares ear and brush out to leave your nymph looking nice and fishy.

This is a fly that is really simple to tie and no doubt that you will have great fishing on them this summer as I have had over the last number of seasons so give them a try and if you need any of the materials used you will find them in our shop, www.irishflytying.com or just follow the links to the right of the page. 

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