View Full Version : Hydropshyce pupa!

04-08-2009, 02:41 AM
Thought I'd give it another go tonight after thinking about how to tie it all day. I thought about it so much that it only took me 15 minutes to tie! Not bad for a semi-realistic! The wing case is raffene unrolled, colored, then glued, and finally folded in half. I allowed it to dry and then cut out my wing bud shape. The thread was brightened up a notch but the rest remains the same. Midge D-Rib over the thread, sheet lead as a base, sow-scud gray for the thorax picked out, a brown partridge feather for the legs and antenne, and finally a piece of 20lb mono with the ends singed to create those bug eyes!
Top profile needs a little work, but I can't think of many fish that have eaten to a fly below them. I need to work on this skill and read up a little bit on throat style hackling. That's really what I was going for with the partridge.

Carolina Boy
04-08-2009, 08:15 AM
Nice bug! 15 minutest ain't to bad for something as involved lookinfg as that, what size is it??

04-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Size 14 on a Tiemco 2457 hook!

David Knapp
04-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Killer bug yet again Brett! I'd like to examine that a little closer sometime, like maybe on the end of my fly line...:rolleyes::biggrin:

04-08-2009, 03:32 PM
The real deal.

Most of our local Hydro pupa have a bright green tinge to the abdomen.


Tennessee Jed
04-09-2009, 08:29 AM
That's a great looking pattern. The abdomen is perfect in shape and color.