|Foam Caddis Pupae|
Caddis Pupae / Pupa pattern is widely tie by fly tier around the world, in Soft Hackle Wet Fly, Sparkle Pupa and Emergent Sparkle Pupa pattern.. They are mostly dead drift on the surface or in the bottom.
The pupal stage of the caddis is feed selectively by trout during the hatches, this is the phase where the caddis emerges to the surface, leaving from their cocoon hidden, armored and absolute still, safe from the trout. they are widely spread in most lakes, ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, stagnant swamps and even roadside ditches... some say, if the water hold trout, it has caddis.
I am tying this pattern in 2 version, 1 with full foam and the other one with lead lining... where the full foam version float beautifully just beneath the surface, the lead version sink slowly. It's tie on a wide gap hook size 10, but the ideal size should be 12-16.
When the caddis pupae reach the surface, they will quickly break out from the shelf.. emerge as a Caddisfly..