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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Tying the McPhail Caddis Pupa with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the McPhail Caddis Pupa, a truly deadly, and startlingly lifelike, Sedge pupae imitation that proves deadly in the summer months for Trout in rivers and stillwaters.

Materials Used:

Hook - Veniards Osprey Grub size 12
Thread - Uni-8/0 Cahill
Body - Yellow Yarn
Back - Brown 1/8 Scud Back
Thorax - Brown 1/8 Scud Back
Thorax - Brown Adult Seals Fur or Sub
Legs - Brown Partridge
Eye - Ultramax 12lb Nylon Fl Yellow
Horns - Bronze Mallard

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!


  1. brillant fly one off the best i,ve seen tyed

  2. Very Impressed ...must try this one .

  3. I like this a lot, must try a few.


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