Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Fly Tying Videos
Here’s a green Glass Caddis Pupa in honor of the Mother’s Day Caddis hatch. Feel free to alter the basic color scheme to match whatever caddis you need to imitate. The glass beads on the Glass Caddis pattern provide a three-dimensional, segmented appearance with lots of sparkle.
Hook: 1x short, 1x strong scud, #14. Here, Dai-Riki #135.
Beads: Four chartreuse 11/0 glass seed beads slid onto the hook, then bound down slightly separated from one another up the hook shank.
Thread: 8/0 olive-dun.
Abdomen: Beads and olive squirrel dubbing.
Head: Two strands natural ostrich herl.