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Today I decided to try a new material with caddis pupas. It is suede like flat yarn which you can use with pupas. It is very easy to use and you can use it like chenille yarn. So far I have used Wapsi’s Ultra Chenille with caddis pupas but I think after this experiment it is time to start using Supa Suede. The body of the pupa looks realistic when using Supa Suede. Here is one result of my experiments…..and as always, very easy to tie 🙂

Hook is Kamasan B100 size #10. Body is light olive Supa Suede. Back is dark brown turkey tail herls. Thorax is Wapsi’s squirrel dubbing which is the best dubbing available ! 🙂 Feelers are ringneck pheasants tail herls.  Also a one twist of partridge feather as a touch up.

Here you can find full image of the fly.



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Here is a very nice tie from DeadDrift blog guys. Easy, fast and realistic fly…I like it. This fly will definitely have some play time during autumn fishing. I have never used thes kind of flies but not it is time to try some new things. Fly is tied by Vytautas.

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Today I bumped into very nice blog by Mikhail Skopets. He is a biologist living in Khabarovsk Russia far east. In Russia Far East there are lots of untouched wilderness and rivers. It must be a privlege to be able to fish there. Take a good look into Flyfishing Russia blog.

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Yesterday I started thinking what might be the simplest fly I have used in fly fishing during recent years. Ladies and gentlemen, there it is !

Chenille pupa a.k.a. Caddis Pupa a.k.a. Rhyacophila Pupa

The fly is ridiculously easy is to tie and it is very effective. When other flies are not working and you have a feeling that fish are eating Caddis pupas, then it is time to take this fly to the battle grounds. Specifically when there is a caddis hatching going on.

Pattern is simple:

Hook: size 14, preferably strong wire

Rear body: Ultra chenille, slightly burned on the tip and painted with green permament marker on the top

Thorax: dark brown dubbing, I use hare dubbing but you can use whatever you  have 🙂

Back: Dark brown poly yarn or similar material

Antennas,tentacles,horns: Pheasant tail

After it is finished you need to use your dubbing brush to get those dubbings more fluffy. That’s it! Very easy and takes max. 5mins to complete…

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