Deep Sparkle Pupa |
By Jason Akl
For those of you who have never taken the time to try the Deep Sparkle Pupa on your favorite caddis water, you do not know what you are missing. Fish keying in on emerging caddisflies can be very difficult to fool because these emerging insects are hard to properly imitate. With the Deep Sparkle Pupa fly anglers need not worry about whether the fish will take interest in their flies, that is a guarantee with this sultry pattern.
The Deep Sparkle Pupa was created by Gary Lafontaine who was one of the most, if not the most, recognizable name in fly fishing or tying over the last two decades. After studying aquatic insects for the better part of 10 years Lafontaine’s genius created the deep and emergent sparkle pupa to accurately imitate the "bubbles" caddis emergers generate to reach the surface prior to hatching. Carefully creating these sparkle patterns with synthetic materials such as Anton and Tri-lobed nylon allows small air bubbles to be trapped in these synthetic materials which will shimmer and sparkle under the water surface as they reflect sunlight becoming very appetizing to hungry trout.
To fish this very special sparkle pattern simply use a light mono leader accompanied with a floating line. Pay close attention while fishing this pattern it will not take long until the fish take notice and greedily snack down on your fly.
Tie this pattern in sizes 12-16.