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"Super Pupa"

The Super Pupa can be fished as a Caddis pupa on its own, as one of a two-fly rig, or as a trailer off of a buoyant dry fly. It works on the Lower Yuba, and will probably work anywhere there is a healthy Caddis population. I don’t know who originated this little green bug, but it bears some resemblance to Mike Mercer’s Z-wing Caddis. I intend to use it on the Upper Sacramento and the McCloud (and maybe the Pit) this coming season, in both the green featured here and in a shade of tan.


Hook                     Tiemco 2457, sizes 14-18
Thread                 Olive 6/0 or 8/0
Body                     Insect green dubbing
Rib                         Fine copper wire
Wing case          Pearl crystal flash
Collar                   Black dubbing
Legs                      Partridge
Bead                     Gun metal gray metal bead


1.                  Smash the barb and put the bead on the hook. Secure it with a thread dam behind the bead. Cover hook with thread, leaving bobbin hanging at the bend, just above the back of the hook barb.

2.                  Tie in crystal flash; use about 3 strands. It should be tied in just above the back of the barb.

3.                  At the same point, tie in copper wire ribbing.

4.                  Dub a slender body, ending the dubbing about 1/8” behind the bead.

5.                  Bring the crystal flash across the top of the body and tie off behind the bead.

6.                  Wrap the ribbing forward with close wraps, and tie it off behind the bead.

7.                  Tie in partridge legs; they should be tied in just behind the eye, and should extend along the sides of the body, back no farther than the point of the hook.

8.                  Dub a small collar of black dubbing behind the eye, and whip finish.  Hint: when using beads, it is a good idea to apply a bit of super glue to the thread itself before whip finishing. This will ensure that the knot will not unravel.

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