By Pål Krogvold
is an imitation of a swimming caddis pupa. We had great
success with this fly during a caddis hatch where different
flies were refused. The hatching caddis had swimming pupaes
that were taken swimming in the surface film. Superpuppa is
usually a good fly to use during these conditions, but I was
outfished by Kjell Sømme using his new fly when using
Superpuppa and other caddis imitations.
Feedback from other
fishermen having tried Sømme-puppa with great success, and
our own experience using this fly under different
conditions, makes this a fly we recomend trying during all
Start the fly
like this. With a body made with Fly -Rite
body material on the hook and fold the foam
Hook: Mustad R50
Thread: Your choice, but I use Danville 6/0 olive
Body: Olive or yellow Fly-Rite, we mix the Fly-Rite
with a little Ice-Dub of the same color
Over body: Fly foam, black for the olive fly, brown
for the yellow.
Hackle: Brown hen hackle.
Start by dubbing a
thin body using Fly-Rite. Tie in the foam, cut to the width
of the body, at the bend of the hook. Dub more Fly-Rite on
the thread, now mixed with a little Ice-Dub, and finish the
body. Fold the foam and tie it in close to the hook eye.
Finish off with a large hen hackle tied as on a wet fly.
Kjell with a
nice trout taken with Sømme-puppa
By Pål Krogvold © 2009
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