Sunday, November 6, 2011

Caddis Pupa- Fly Pattern

Caddis Pupa- Guide Tie
Hook: TMC 2499- Sz- 14-16
Thread: Chartreuse 8/0
Bead: Black Tungstun (match hook)
Tag: Large Opal Pearl Flash
Body: Chartruse 8/0 Thread
Overwrap- Clear Small Tubing
Soft Hackle: Brown Hen 
Antennae: Lemon Wood Duck
Collar: Peacock UV Ice Dub

A simple fast tie for the float fisherman, where time and flies are precious. Rivers that are caddis rich will gobble these up. Materials will not break the bank and losing a few with not either. Great to fish as a tandem dropper rig, or hopper dropper.

Golden Pheasant Tail- Fly Pattern

Golden Pheasant Tail

Hook: TMC 2499- Sz. 14-18
Thread: Brown 8/0
Bead: Black Tungsten (size to match hook)
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tail
Rib: Small UTC Copper Wire
Abdomen: Golden Pheasant Tail
Thorax: UV Peacock Ice Dubbing

Simple pattern to spin up, but highly effective on many Colorado and Montana rivers. Tie sparsely, and the 
materials list is show and concise.