Published Oct 17. 2023 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Oct 17. 2023

Foam Super Pupae

The sight of a beautiful trout or grayling rising majestically to the surface inhaling an insect is the highlight of many flyfishers dream – the sight that drives us off to the water again and again.
One of the most important insect species is sedge or caddisflies, which can occur in massive quantities and which can really lure the fish to the surface. It is estimated that there are up to 15,000 species within caddisflies against “only” about 3,000 species of mayflies. Therefore, there must not be a lack of caddisflies in any fly fisherman’s box when hunting trout or graylings in both running and stillwater. Like the mayflies, the caddisflies are important both as nymphs, emergers and adults, and imitations are plentiful.

In this video we have had Swedish flytyer and flyfisher Håkan Karsnäser to demonstrate one of his favorite caddis-patterns imitating the pupae of a caddis, the super floatant and easy to tie Foam Super Pupae.

Hook: Ahrex FW527 Big Gap Dry # 14
Thread: Black 10/0
Body: Brown foam cylinder
Hackle: Partridge hackle
Thorax: Hare´s Ear dubbing

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