La Fontaine Sparkle Pupa

These fly fishing nymphs have an antron bubble that trout key in on.


When he researched caddis behavior, Gary Lafontaine actually observed Caddis fly behavior under water and designed the Sparkle Pupa fly to imitate a gas bubble formed by rising caddis nymphs. Carrying these nymphs in several colors will ensure you a successful fishing day and you'll be confident using this fly.
Sizes 14, 16.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 8 reviews


7 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Well made - 7/30/2015

    This is a classic fly by Gary La Fontaine. I have found it to work when the caddis are hatching. This particular offering seems well made. I look forward to using it on the Colorado rivers if I see any Brachycentruls.sp. activity.

  • 5/5

    Beautifuly Tied - 4/22/2015
    By: from Bois Brule & Driftless Wisconsin

    Uff da. I'm fit to be fly tied, so to speak. Just received my individually selected Orvis nymphs,wets, and flymps to round out my boxes in anticipation of Wisconsin opener. They are tied beautifully. Their subtle rich colors and perfect proportions have put me into a dilemma whether to fish them or display them.

  • 4/5

    Great Flys - 6/2/2014
    By: from Paris, Tx

    Love this fly just got back from an 8 day camping and fly fishing worked really good caught my first rainbow trout would recommend this to a friend Thanks

  • 2/5

    no sparkle - 10/28/2013
    By: from Kings River

    dull, no flash that I expected. I ordered size 14; they seem small for a 14. Didn't use on a trip as I'd planned as a result.

  • 5/5

    Hoping the fish like it! - 12/10/2012
    By: from Cleveland, TN

    As a novice fly fisherman, I'm glad to find good quality products from a company I trust. I'm looking forward to using this fly when the weather warms up; if I were a trout, I would bite on it!

  • 5/5

    Must Have - 6/17/2011

    La Fontaine's sparkle caddis is a must, these are well tied and very effective on the limestone trout I fish over.

  • 5/5

    fun time w my son - 5/14/2011

    i know this is probly not for crappie but it was slaying them this weekend when me and my wife went fishing and my son (5 months old) was laughing really hard at all the fish we were catching heres a pic of him getting a close up chad

  • 5/5

    a nice lafontaine pupa - 4/20/2011
    By: from mount clemens,michigan

    you won't find a lafontaine pupa that is this nice unless you tie it yourself. As always orvis,well done.

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