Monday, February 22, 2010

Project Hydropsyche - Part I. (pupa)




The tie:
#12 Pupa hook by Skalka, lightly weighted at the bend
greenish antron dubbing
yellow embroidery thread ribbing
pheasant tail back cover
pheasant primaries for wing buds
CDC beard hackle
Boar antennae
Australian Opossum thorax & head

I am going through period of intense fascination by Caddis pupae: both the larva (i.e. CZ Bobeš) and adult are well established in my fly boxes, but I never gave much thought to pupae till the 2009 season.
To make my amends I am making it the first pattern in my Hydropsyche caddis life cycle series.