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Old 11-25-2013, 11:21 PM
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Default Humphrey's Caddis Pupa

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone would happen to have a recipe for Humphrey's Caddis Pupa? I can only find pics online. It looks to me like it should be tied on a 1xl hook, but I am unsure. If anyone would have a tried and true recipe for this fly it would be much appreciated.

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Old 11-26-2013, 12:31 PM
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Looks like to me it's just peacock front and back with some brown hackle wrapped in the middle of the fly tied with brown or rusty brown thread. I might add just a little dubbing to match my hackle in the middle underneath the hackle, It will help seat the hackle. I don't think it matters if the hook is 1x or 2x. I tie flies to try and match the size of the natural I'm trying to imitate. I could basically have the same size fly using a sz12 regular shank length hook as I could using a 1x sz 14 hook. I would be more concerned about the hook gap size. I wouldn't want my hackle to extend too far below the hook point.
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