Catch trout around the world during a caddis hatch with these simple pupae flies.

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Simple and effective fly pattern for imitating caddis pupa. Proper color, wing pads and profile make this a winning pattern anywhere caddis populations are the primary food source.

Sizes: 14, 16, 18.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Live this bead head caddis pupa Effective year round on wary trout. Another must have for everyone’s fly box. Highly effective
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pattern Fish Love it. I like to drop a midge or soft hackle from it but they take the Pupa just as often.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t fish without it Never fish without it. I drop it off an indicator fly and have tremendous results with it. Bead Head Pheasant Tail works well also.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and deadly! Simple fly holds up fish after fish without falling apart. Like using candy for hungry trout!
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caddis Candy Could not get the fish to stop attacking this one last year. A older tried and true pattern.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Great simple imitation. Trout gravitated toward this pattern over more intricate imitations when fished on a multiple dropper rig. Like candy.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go-To Caddis Fly Pattern There are certainly more elaborate caddis patterns. However, none are more effective in my experience than the Orvis bead head caddis pupa. Consistently produces trout in both olive and cream, and in all three sizes. Great on pan fish too. I have recently begun tying this pattern using these as a guide.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very effective fly I reside in Colorado I do a lot of fly fishing in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming even have Ventured to Northern California a couple of times the Beadhead Caddis Pupau is my favorite fly of choice. usually trail that behind a red San Juan Worm a real good combo, in fact this past summer fished that pattern on the Cache Le Pouder river near Fort Collins and landed 2 fish. always seems to catch fish.funny thing is only color that works for me is the Olive have tried other colors and nothing, olive goes back on and hang on.Great Fly !!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-05-15
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