Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

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Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby DUBBN » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:38 pm

I thought I would throw some smaller caddis patterns together. See how they work pre-runoff. I saw a couple caddis fluttering around the other day.

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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby letumgo » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:31 pm

Nice "hatch" Wayne. They look very effective. I'm looking forward to your stream report.
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby tie2fish » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:07 pm

I cannot imagine those not working, Wayne. Like Ray, I anxiously await an account of your next float.
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby DOUGSDEN » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:03 pm

Wayne,
They look....delicious! From a trouts point of view of course! Very real looking (in other words, a great imitation!) and we can only imagine how great they will do when thoroughly dunked! You are one talented tier Wayne! I too want to hear the stream results on these little jewels! I know these would knock the snot out of some big bluegill in my neck of the woods!
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby crazy4oldcars » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:17 am

I agree, Doug! I'm going to cobble a few together and add 'em to my box to try.
(IF I ever get to go fishing. It went from too cold, to the creek running 12' above normal.)

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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby DUBBN » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:10 pm

Thanks folks. According to my journals the fish should be turning on to caddis in the next few days.
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby William Anderson » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:04 am

tie2fish wrote:I cannot imagine those not working, Wayne. Like Ray, I anxiously await an account of your next float.


Same here. I remember you fishing these last season but I don't recall how well you liked them. They look like amazing "food stuff" and should certainly find their mark. I'm glad you're getting out there.

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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby DUBBN » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:12 pm

Thanks William. Last year just before murky high water, and for about a month during the murky water, these patterns did very well for me.

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I know in the photos these patterns look gaudy, but once the fur that is in split thread and the hackle collapses around the body, the color becomes very subdued.
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby letumgo » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:04 pm

Nice!!!
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Re: Size 18 & 16 Caddis Pupa

Postby DUBBN » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:08 pm

Caught a lot of these guys today till lunch. Then the river turned to moss, and not a bite was had. Size 8 Stone nymph, and a size 18 caddis pupa. I w\swear I messed up all my photos today.

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