[Video] Tying a Caddis Nymph Pupa by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates how to tie a Caddis Nymph Pupa in this fly tying video tutorial.

Caddis Nymph Pupa Material List

Hook: Kamasan B110 or Mustad CO68 or TMC 2457
Thread: Monocord 3/0, Orange
Underbody: Flat Lead Tape
Body: Adult Seal dubbing
Legs: Partridge
Thorax: Peacock Herl, dyed Orange
Ribbing: Plastic ribbing

Enjoy!

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi Jan (wtrw001),

No problem,, I used adult seals fur as I find it very good for both pupa and adult caddis patterns because it has a nice translucent and crisp fibre, not everyone’s favourite as it can be a pain to dub on…

All the best Davie

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wtrw001 says

Hi Davie,
great video and tying again and again. Could you tell me what dubbing you are using in this video. I am sorry to ask, but I couldn’t understand it, I am not a native English speaker. Thanks a lot. Best regards Jan

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awalt26439 says

Exceptional video and great technique but not very good audio on this end.

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi rwalter23,

Bonnie Scotland is a wee bit wet and windy just now….I do have a nice pattern it’s a smaller version of the fry pattern I have just uploaded a couple of days ago, I will be filming the tying some time in the future..
Thanks for the kind words..

All the best Davie

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rwalter23 says

Davie, thanks so much for your really detailed, informative, clear and concise youtube videos instructing first timers like me how to tie flies. You make the process so uncomplicated and accessible to all. I love the process of fly tying, and it’s especially satisfying to hook up on fish using flies I have tied under your instruction. Keep up the excellent work, it is much appreciated! One question; Do you have a stickleback imitation? Thanks again and hope all is well in Bonnie Scotland!

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skipperfox007 says

Hi Davie, you are thee best tyer of flies, i’ve watched hours and hours of videos of all sorts of fly tyers and i would still rate you as the master tyer you never let me down if you did make a video for sale and i think you are good enough to do that now, i would buy it no problem. Regards Alan,

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villa3446 says

This fly is very effective on lakes and streams for rainbows. I love tying your flies. Thanks Davie.
Villa3446

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rcflybry says

Is it just me.. or does anyone else find that watching these videos is extremely relaxing and therapeutic?
Keep on Tying Davie!!

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heavyliftin says

Very hard to UNDERSTAND him ,,,be nice to show the name of the materials and where one can buy them….great tyer though !!

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GreyBoyFly says

Davie,
I have rented every fly fishing and tying DVD that Block Buster and Net flix carries
plus a few I purchased or borrowed. You are heads and shoulders above 99% of them.
None have the close up quality and great instructions that you provide.

You, Davy Wotton, Oliver Edwards and Michael Chan should have your own TV channel,
now that would be great fun!

I landed several nice brownies with this fly in Colorado last month, Thanks for that!

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GreyBoyFly says

Davie,
I have rented every fly fishing and tying DVD that Block Buster and Netflix carries
plus a few I purchased or borrowed. You are heads and shoulders above 99% of them.
None have the close up quality, great instructions or skills that you demonstrate.

You, Davy Wotton, Oliver Edwards and Michael Chan should have your own TV channel, now that would be great fun!

I landed several nice brownies with this fly in Colorado last month, Thanks for that!

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi WEESTRAWZ,

You dont need to there’s plenty of flies here on youtube, keep your money for materials…

All the best Davie

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WEESTRAWZ says

@DavieMcPhail
Davie,
I was looking in the Glasgow Angling Center Mag that comes free with the Trout and Salmon magazine and i saw them selling dvd of you tying flies.
Looks good and might buy it,
Regards,
David

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WEESTRAWZ says

@DavieMcPhail Id buy it!

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi sasquatch446,

If I only had the brains to do this then I would…

All the best Davie

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sasquatch446 says

Davie, you should write up a book called “Modern and Classic Flies” if it’s not already taken. I know I would buy that book

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aknames says

@DavieMcPhail

Thanks for the response Davie.

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi aknames,

I’m glad you liked the fly, the material I used is Adult Seals Fur I like it especially for my dries and emerger caddis patterns, I bought it from a company called Tackle and Tying you will find it on the internet. If he hasn’t got it on his site e-mail him and say that you saw it on my videos…

All the best Davie

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aknames says

What dubbing was that? Love this fly.

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi samuelerossini,

I hope one day to put some Dvds together but I’ll need to put a lot more effort into them before I feel I could sell them, hopefully sooner than later..

All the best Davie

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samuelerossini says

Hi Davie,
where I could buy your DVDs?
have a nice week,
Samuele from Italy

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skyJets says

Beautiful very nice and professional
I will try to tying some for next summer

I am sure they catch fish with

Pierre

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi John71R,

I bought it from a company called Tackle and Tying here in Scotland just google their name and you should be able to find their website…

All the best Davie

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