4-24-2020 The COVID-19 Caddis

I haven’t tied since last November! Tisk, tisk!

COVID-19 Caddis Pupa – the first caddis tie in a long time for me!

The first two were not respectable enough to present here! Talk about ‘rough around the edges’! This was the third attempt I believe. And then… I have switched over to a newer homemade booth to take their pictures. This only compounds things as I still have a few kinks to work out there also.

Well anyway, this was a simple enough tie when I was really tying a year or so ago. Consisting of a latex or facsimile thereof abdomen, I believe this one has a wing-case or a covering over top the thorax – I used sprayed turkey, mono eyes, then a dubbing loop with an olive dubbing. I believe I put the antenna on after the dubbing. But if you find it works better in a different sequence – do what works for you! Then tie off.

I’ve had some success up the runs with caddis pupa in the past. I’ve been reading though that I must of hit it just right as pupa don’t seem to attract the attention of trout unless they are actively hatching (The Caddis and the Angler, Solomon & Leiser). I don’t recall seeing a hatch of caddis every time I’ve used this pattern – but would still catch a fish or two with it.

Hopefully everyone is hunkered down and doing well. Might be a good time to do some early season tying and then going out and testing them (provided you are allowed in your area and practicing social distancing while fishing).

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Take care everyone and be safe,

Till next time, I’m the Unintentional Blogger!

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