The Sparkle Caddis Pupae was developed by the illustrious Gary LaFontaine. While a simple pattern to both tie and fish, there are a few little tricks in the process that I will try to shed some light on here. I like to use the SCP as a dropper behind a dry during an actual caddis hatch as well as a general searching nymph during non-hatch times. I think fish see enough of these during the summer months to keep an eye out for, what must be, a tasty morsel.

Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: TMC 100SPBL #14-18

Thread: 8/0 Dark Brown

Overbody: Tan Aunt Lydias Sparkle Yarn

Body: Haretron Dubbing to match natural

Rib: Dark Brown tying thread

Head: Black Marabou