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Grannom pupa SBS
Post 27 Mar 2020, 19:19 • #1 
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Hi all,

I haven't posted here in a while but I've got some extra time on my hands as I'm sure many of you do. I thought I'd throw up this quick step by step of a caddis pattern I've been playing with over the years. This one is a size 14 but it can be scaled down fairly easily.

Materials list:

That's a cream colored antron yarn on the bottom right.


Tie in the vinyl rib. Be sure to leave enough space between the body and the eye for tying off the CDC, antron, and swiss straw at the end.


Dub the underbody, slightly heavier in the rear. Not too much dubbing, this one's easy to over do.


Wrap the vinyl rib. One wrap on the bare shank below the dubbing, then touching wraps up over the dubbing. Again, leave some space.


Tie in your CDC puff. I like to wet it a little with saliva so it's easier to manage. Tied slightly short of the body length.


Antron yarn, divided into an appropriate amount of fibers. Tied in slightly longer than body.


Swiss straw, unraveled and cut lengthwise into quarters. Folded over once or twice and shaped at the end. The shaped end goes towards the rear of the fly.


Tie it in a hair short of the CDC.


Whip it, whip it good. Cement. Cast, set the hook, net, photo, release.

I hope this works for you as it has for me.


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 27 Mar 2020, 21:29 • #2 
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Now that is a great caddis pattern. Been looking for a new one for the Owyhee coming up in a couple of months.


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 28 Mar 2020, 06:44 • #3 
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That look awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 28 Mar 2020, 07:31 • #4 
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Very cool, I think I have a plan for later today, thanks again.


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 28 Mar 2020, 10:53 • #5 
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NICE!


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 01 Apr 2020, 08:54 • #6 
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What beautiful job on a caddie pattern. Thank you for sharing.


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 16 Apr 2020, 11:31 • #7 
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Burkholder, I hope you don't feel it is improper for me to add some Grannom Caddis pupa photos from a Central PA trout stream. The Grannom is one of my favorite hatches there. These photos were taken when there were a few Grannom in the air, and many pupa on the "drift". I was seining between 6" and 12" below the surface. Dry fly fishing later in the day was excellent.

Wings evident as the sheath slides off.


On this one you can see the sheath unzipping.


Jeff


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 16 Apr 2020, 15:12 • #8 
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Nice pics Penzzz


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 19 Apr 2020, 06:04 • #9 
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PENZZZ - super cool! Those are great photos, thanks for sharing them here!


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 19 Apr 2020, 13:05 • #10 
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Sweet Brian !

Nice to see your back we have to get the gang together again like the old clave days !


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 17 May 2020, 10:43 • #11 
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That would be cool, I've got more stuff to bring this time! Maybe a Battenkill camping weekend again?


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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 17 May 2020, 10:51 • #12 
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PENZZZ, I changed up the colors a few weeks ago.



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Re: Grannom pupa SBS
Post 17 May 2020, 13:32 • #13 
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Nice! I think either should work next year. I only caught the tail end of the Grannom this year and had a little action on the spent adult.


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