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Marabou Caddis Pupa
Marabou Caddis Pupa
A bead head caddis pupa
Published by futuramille
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Marabou Caddis Pupa
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Type of fly caddis larva, pupa, nymph, beadhead
Originator of pattern if known
Tied and Submitted by Futuramille
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skills
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Hook Scud size 16 here
Bead Brass Gun Metal sized to fit hook
Thread Your choice
Tail None
Rib Monofilament fishing line or tippet 10lb test mono used here
Body Strands of olive marabou tied in, twisted into a rope and wound up shank
Legs Mallard flank
Wing Brown Whiting soft hackle
Collar Mink dubbed
Special tying notes Slip bead on hook small hole first. Tie in mono rib at rear of hook and leave extending out off back of hook. Tie in several strands of olive marabou and twist into a rope. Wind "rope" to form body and tie off. Counterwind rib in open turns. Tie in wings on each side, dub mink collar and tie off directly behind bead.
Target species Trout
Fishing notes Excellent imitation for caddis pupa. Great for prospecting in and immediately below riffles.
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By futuramille on 10-11-2010, 04:46 PM
Default Re: Marabou Caddis Pupa

Here's the instructions for tying this little bug...

I fish it as a dropper or at the end of a cast of nymphs, dead drift...or swim it in eddies by itself or two at a time.

a: tie in 10lb mono from bead down the top of the hook. insert the tip of the mono into the bead to start getting it up out of the hook gap. put a few wraps behind and under the mono at the hook bend to support and start the initial wrap of mono later.

b: tie in 5 or 6 strands of maraboo with tips pointing towards the hook eye and trim, build up the underbody with dubing taking the thread back to two bead widths from the eye.
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c: twist the maraboo and wrap back up the shank towards the eye, tie off and trim.

d: wrap the mono up the shank and tie off, then level off the space to the bead with thread so its the same thickness as the mono wrap.
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e: dub a couple wraps to build a collar.

f: tie in mallard flank and small hackle feather using the dubbing collar to set position of legs and wing approprietely away from body.
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g: dub in rest of collar using this to fine tune lay of wing and legs.

h: trim hackle wing leaving only soft hackle for wing buds and finish.
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By mcnerney on 10-11-2010, 05:43 PM
Default Re: Marabou Caddis Pupa

JJ: That looks like a killer pattern, I can't wait to tie a few up and hit the water!

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