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Prairie Doggin’ Pupa

Prairie Doggin’ Pupa

The Prairie Doggin’ Pupa is a modern twist on Gary LaFontaine’s Caddis Pupa.  The Prairie Doggin’ Pupa is a little different though, in that the body is actually extended past the end of the hook and more compact as well (making it much more true to form).  You can also achieve more reliable and more consistent body… Continue Reading

Iris Caddis

Iris Caddis

Iris Caddis Fly Tying Video Instructions The Iris Caddis is a caddis emerger pattern developed by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies.  The Iris Caddis is best fished as the caddis pupa are emerging.  Usually in early morning or late evening.  I have had great success on the Madison River just before sunset with this pattern.  Especially on… Continue Reading

Nitro Caddis Pupa

Nitro Caddis Pupa

Nitro Caddis Pupa Fly Tying Video Instructions The Nitro Caddis Pupa is a great little fly developed by Andrij Horodysky.  The Nitro Caddis Pupa imitates a caddis larva emerging and developing into a caddis pupa.  This is the most vulnerable stage of the caddis and big trout know that!  The Nitro Caddis Pupa can be tied in Olive… Continue Reading

Sparkle Pupa

Sparkle Pupa

Sparkle Pupa Fly Tying Video Instructions The Sparkle Pupa is a great caddis emerger pattern.  The Sparkle Pupa was developed by Gary LaFontaine in the 80’s and the fly continues to be a favorite among many anglers.  The Sparkle Pupa’s success is mainly due to the “bubble” of sparkle yarn over the body.  This bubble traps air, just like a… Continue Reading

Holy Grail

Holy Grail

Holy Grail Fly Tying Video Instructions The Holy Grail is a great little caddis emerger pattern.  The Holy Grail is one of those “go to” patterns used by many western trout guides.  The Holy Grail is just plain buggy and is also very forgiving pattern to fish.  The Holy Grail can be dead drifted, swung at the end… Continue Reading