Deer Creek Caddis Pupa – Davie McPhail

It’s tough to watch all the fly tying and fishing videos and not being able to hit the river right away, but it just means more time to tie flies… right? Davie makes good use of the Diamond Hard resin here, using it to secure the fragile peacock herl onto the body. You’ll want to be sure to use a resin that doesn’t leave a tacky surface in this case. The Kamasan B110 Davie uses is a nice stout scud hook, and something like a Mustad C49S or MFC 7045 should work well.

Hook: Kamasan B110 size 10 scud hook
Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Chartreuse
Body: Deer Creek Diamond Hard UV Resin Chartreuse UTC Wire
Rib: Bleached and dyed Olive Peacock Herl
Hackle: Grizzly hen Dyed Olive or Chartreuse.
Wing: Natural CDC
Horn: Pheasant Tail Dyed Olive
Thorax: Diamond Brite Bronze Peacock or Glister


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