View Full Version : Name that fly....
03-22-2005, 06:52 PM
I have had some success with this fly, but wasn't sure of the fly name. I'm running low and would like to pick some up for the new season.......
03-22-2005, 08:11 PM
...an emergent sparkle pupa.
03-23-2005, 05:49 AM
Emergent Sparkel Pupa . . . . that's an awful tore up one! Hey sbeausol, did the stuff hanging off the end fold back over and around the body at one time?
03-23-2005, 07:05 AM
There is a simplified version of both the emergent and deep Sparkle Pupa that has an antron "wing" tied over the body rather than the envelope tie. I saw this at the Marlboro show a few years ago. When wet, the "wing" lays down over and around the body, and it works well. OTOH, that fly doe look a little chewed up, which likely adds to it's effectiveness.
03-23-2005, 08:49 AM
This fly is my #1 fly... I fish it just below the surface. If there are caddis around it gets killed.
The stuff (antron I guess) hanging off the back has always been like that. Which is why I wondered if it was a different fly than the emergent sparkle pupa which has the antron connected to make a sphere like below -
03-23-2005, 02:38 PM
FWIW, I tie my emergent pupa more like the first fly you posted than the second. A very short deer hair wing, sparse dubbed body, a little antron tied over the body, and more tied in as a trailing shuck. Almost like an X-Caddis, but with a little antron over the body. Loke you said, when caddis are about, it is dynamite.
03-24-2005, 08:21 PM
Looks like a caddis emerger with an antron trailing shuck (well chewed). Sparkle pupa have a more upright wing (at least as I tie them)
New it would look like this:
<img src ="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5dc01b3127cce903413977b5400000015108AbtXLhw1bNk">
except that version has a different color for the shuck
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