Our Man From Canada


David Kratville - April 11, 2011

This is my version of a caddis pupa. I call it the CDC and Pearl Pupa.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6899.jpg1. Start with a bead head on a caddis or scud hook. This is 2mm black bead on a #16 TMC 2487BL hook

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6903.jpg2. Tie in Small clear vinyl D rib and a piece of Opal Mirage tinsel


http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6909.jpg3. Wrap the tinsel forwards first

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6910.jpg4. Followed by the D rib, make sure the D is up!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6916.jpg5. Dub a thick thorax leaving a little room behind the bead

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6917.jpg6. Tie in a CDC feather by the tip. I’m not sure this is a true CDC feather. I pull them off the ducks backside around the oiler puffs that are the true CDC feathers.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6922.jpg7. Wrap the CDC Feather like a soft hackle, 2-3 wraps. Break off the tips to length rather than cut them with scissors. Add another very small bit of dubbing to help sweep the CDC back.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/davkrat/Fly%20Fishing/Flies-6924.jpg8. The opal under the D-rib makes a very good imitation of an emerging pupa

As usual this is probably just another variation of a fly that a dozen other people have come up with.

David Kratville
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