How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Nitro Caddis Pupa

Created by Andrij Hordysky, the Nitro caddis pupa is an awesome realistic imitation of just that, a pupating caddis. For a lot of caddis flies, it takes a good while for this stage. If they are a free formed caddis fly they have to create their entire casing vs. simply closing the existing casing a case caddis features. This means they could be working on this for weeks or even months. Considering that, I tend to tie this fly on pretty often. It is a perfect dropper fly under a hefty stimulator or foam dry fly.

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The Nitro Caddis Pupa Ingredients List / Recipe:

Hook – Firehole 315 – Size 16
Bead- Cyclops Bead Eye – Size 3/32″ / Black
Thread – UTC Thread – 70 Denier / Dark Brown
Extended Body: Pearl Core Braid – Tan
Thorax Dubbing: Wapsi Beaver Dubbing – Natural Color
Wing Pads: Medallion Sheeting Buggy – Tan
Antenna: Wood Duck – Black & White
Legs: India Hen Back – Natural

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Loon Micro Tip
Bobbin – Griffin – Standard
Whip Finish – Umpqua Dream Stream
Bic Lighter

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How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video


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