Deep Caddis Pupa
|Body||antron & peacock herl|
Attach thread to shank and wind the desired thread base. Attach the body material with 3 to 5 tight wraps of thread. The antron yarn is split into 2 even bundles.
Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.
Pull both strands of antron yarn forward and tie off with 5 tight wraps. Allow a little slack in the yarn.
Tie in 2 strands of peacock herl with 5 tight wraps.
Evenly wind 2 turns of herl and tie off with 5 tight thread wraps. Over wrap herl with 2 or 3 tight thread wraps. This is to make the herl resistant to abrasion.
Tie in wood duck wing with 5 tight wraps. Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread and wood duck stems.
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