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.
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.
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.
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.