Fly Tying: Sparkle Caddis Pupae

Sparkle Caddis PupaeSparkle Caddis Pupae Recipe:

Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #12-20

Thread: Brown 8/0

Shuck: Tan Sparkle yarn


Body: Pale Olive Haretron Dubbing


Head: Black Marabou


 Sparkle Caddis Pupae Video:

 Sparkle Caddis Pupae Step-by-Steps:


Tying The Sparkle Caddis Pupae

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Start the thread two eye lengths back and wrap a thread base to the bend. Return the thread to the starting point and tie in a third of a strand of tan sparkle yarn.

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Pull the end of the yarn down around the shank of the hook and wrap back over it to the bend.

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Return the thread to mid-point on the shank.

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Dub a reverse tapered abdomen with the thread ending at the bend of the hook.

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Wrap the thread forward over the dubbed abdomen in open spiral wraps to the front.

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Press the yarn forward on the bend of the hook so it encircles the body.

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Pull the yarn tightly forward beyond the hook eye.

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Push the yarn back to create some slack over the body.

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Tie off the yarn at the front of the abdomen.

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Use the tips of your scissors to pull out a bit of the yarn on the top of the fly. Cut this bit of yarn close to the front of the body so it will trail back off the back of the fly.

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Clip the excess yarn from the front of the fly and build a thread base over the butt ends.

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Peel a few marabou fibers from the feather.

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Tie the marabou fibers in by their tips at the front of the body. Clip the excess tips.

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Wrap the marabou fibers forward to the eye and tie them off with a couple turns of thread. Clip the excess marabou. Build a smooth thread head and whip finish. Trim the thread.

Finished Sparkle Caddis Pupae

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