Caddis Pupa / Tier - Justin Aldrich (click on the photo for detail view and recipe)
Tier - Justin Aldrich
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Hook - Umpqua U202 (scud / pupa)
Size - 16
Thread - Brown
Beadhead - Gold, 3/32"
Weight - Lead Wire, 0.010", 5 wraps (optional)
Shellback - Speckled Dark Brown Thin Skin
Rib - Gold Wire, fine
Abdomen - Rusty Brown Ice Dub
Legs - Dark Partridge Fibers
Antennae - Brown Pheasant Tail Fibers
Thorax - Rusty Brown Ice Dub
Tying Instructions ...
* Tie-in and secure the lead wire wraps to keep it from spinning on the shank of the hook (remember to make a nice ramp with your thread from the lead wire to the hook shank for a smooth transition and for help tapering the abdomen).
* Tie-in your Thin Skin and Rib.
* Make a simple dub noodle and wrap it all the way to just behind the beadhead.
* Catch-in your Thin Skin just behind the beadhead.
* Wrap the rib up the shank of the hook, making sure not to slide or move your Thin Skin in the process.
* Choose a partridge feather and cut the tip off, making it into a "V".
* Catch the partridge in on the bottom just behind the beadhead.
* Choose two pheasant tail fibers and catch them in on top just behind the beadhead.
* Apply a tiny bit more dubbing just behind the beadhead to cover the thread wraps and whip finish.
- For added durability apply Super Glue or Zap-A-Gap to the lead wire wraps before starting.
- You can also apply head cement to the thread just before whip finishing.
- You may want to apply a thin coat of varnish or cement to the Thin Skin to protect it from little nasty teeth.
Enjoy and tight lines, Justin