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Re: Caddis Pupae Immitations

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The ESP can be effectively used by swinging them like wets. The movement and sometimes a bit of a bobbing action imitate an emerging caddis very well. I ususally fish them dead drifted because I just like fishing "dries" this way, but if that doesn't work I'll try swinging them or twitching them.

The DSP is fished like a nymph. It can also be very effective. Often I will use them as a dropper from an ESP during a caddis hatch. Just use the right size and color. Or just use them as a searching pattern if there are no other hatches going on, especially on streams with decent caddis populations, of course.

Posted on: 2006/12/16 15:14


Re: Caddis Pupae Immitations
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Wulff Man covered the DSP & ESP thoroughly. Let the fish decide – dead drift or swing. Caddis are the most prevalent insect on most PA streams. I have not found a pattern more effective than these flies for caddis. During a hatch, with the right size and color, you can vacuum up the stream. It’s also a great searching pattern, but it must be tied correctly.

Posted on: 2006/12/16 18:36


Re: Caddis Pupae Immitations

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Well thanks for the input from all you guys.

I started tying them the other night and got about a dozen nice ones finished. I was also able to work out some of the problems I was having before with the advice posted by WULFMAN.


One question I had though was if the ESP could be tied without the hair wing? And whether it would be successful?

I tied some with wings and some without. I am also going to tie some with CDC for wing material. What do you guys think?

Posted on: 2006/12/16 20:02


Re: Caddis Pupae Immitations
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Wmass,

The answer is yes it will work. I sometimes run out of DSPs and I tie on an ESP with a split shot. The deep sparkle pupa is basically the same as the emergent sparkle pupa without the wing, and with partridge hackle tied on each side for legs. It should be tied weighted. Attached is a tutorial for the ESP, and a picture of the DSP from LaFountaine’s site and another site. They don’t look like much more than a bunch of belly button lint on a hook, like most of Lafountaine’s flies, but they really work. I recommend Gary’s two books: “Caddisflies” which is an extensive study of caddis flies, and “Trout Flies,” which is a listing of Gary’s off beat patterns. Good luck.

http://hipwader.com/2003/emergent-sparkle-pupa

http://www.thebookmailer.com/Flies/Em ... body_deepsparklepupa.html

http://members.tripod.com/stevenojai/sparpupa.htm

Posted on: 2006/12/17 8:12



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