Silicone Caddis Pupa Bodies with Hooks
Silicone Caddis Pupa Bodies with Hooks are perfect for tying realistic looking and effective caddis pupa and caddis emerger patterns. Super easy and fast tying – hook and body are ready, just add some dubbing and finishing touches. Made from durable silicone material, molded onto a high quality hook and shaped into a realistic looking segmented caddis pupa/emerger body. Authentic coloring and details for more lifelike appearance. Finished with layers of clear lacquer, providing protection and giving it shiny, wet look. Ready-made, simple and easy to tie. Can be used for floating patterns with other lighter materials, or they can be fished subsurface.
6 bodies/hooks per packaging.
Come in four most common caddis pupa colors: Light Green, Brown, Green and Smokey and four hook sizes: #10, #12, #14 & #16.
Caddis Pupa/Emerger Fly Fishing
Caddisflies are an aquatic insects that undergo a complete metamorphosis, they go from egg to larvae, then to pupal stage, and finally emerge as an adult. Most species go through this full process over the span of one year. Out of all the stages, the larval stage is the longest, taking about few weeks to few months. Most caddisfly larva are case-building, building the protective cases they live in, using the silk produced by their salivary glands. There are three major types of caddisfly larva, based on the way they use/make their casings: net-making, case-making and free-living caddisfly larva. Net-making caddis larvae usually live in running water, making their protective casings that act as protection but also as a means of collecting algae and plant food. Case-making larvae’s casings consist of silk and bottom debris: small rocks, sand and twigs. Free-living caddisfly larvae are more important to fly fisherman as these species live unprotected for most of their life and make casings just before going through the next life stage. Vulnerable like this, they are the most appealing food for trout. They live in running water, in riffles and defined currents. They cannot swim, but move around the river bottom using their front legs and posterior hooks.
When caddis larva starts hatching, this is when they become most vulnerable in their life-cycle. For trout, this is when it is easiest to grab them. In this stage, emerging caddis pupa starts drifting as they make their way rising to the surface. During this time they are going through the whole metamorphosis – their shack splits open as they struggle to get out of it and emerge as adult, flying caddis. This is probably when they are most available and easiest for the trout to grab them, as they are higher in the water column, immobile and helpless.
To emulate the emerging, rising caddisfly, present a fly high in the water column, subsurface. Dead-drifting through a run is recommended, but a tiny swing or a twitch just before the end of the drift will do a great job of imitating the fly at this phase of their hatch.