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Friday, 2 August 2013

Tying the Catgut Caddis Pupa with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Catgut Caddis Pupa, an extremely effective weighted nymph, with a rather unique body material.

Materials Used:
Hook: Size 14 Grub Hook
Bead: Gold Tungsten Bead
Threads: Yellow UTC 70, Brown Uni 8/0 and Yellow Pearsalls Silk Thread
Underbody: Adhesive Lead Foil
Body: Natural Catgut
Thorax: Brown or Black SLF Dubbing
Legs: Brown or Grey Partridge Fibres
Horns: Hen Pheasant Tail

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!

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