Wisconsin Fly Fishing for Trout

Tying a Green Caddis Pupa Pattern

There several different green colored caddisfly hatches that occur on the northern Wisconsin freestone trout streams. These include the Rhyacophila (Green Rockworm) net spinner caddisflies, Cheumatopsyche (Green Sedge) and the popular Grannoms (Brachycentridae) caddisflies. I prefer to use a more general caddis pupa pattern and just vary the hook size and tweak the colors slightly as needed.

Green Caddis Pupa Pattern

Hook: Any Heavy Wet Fly or Pupa Hook (sizes #14 & #16)
Thread: White thread for abdomen section & brown thread near the head
Body: Hare-Tron Dubbin Caddis Green or similar
Ribbing: Hareline Micro Tubing or any Chartreuse mini stretch floss
Overlay: Overlay the back of the abdomen with clear antron fibers
Collar: Brown marabou fibers twisted onto the brown thread
Head: Competitive Angler's light coffee tungsten bead or any bronze colored tungsten bead

Caddis Pupa Pattern

Tying Instructions

After putting the tungsten bead on the hook tie on the white thread. Tie on the clear antron at the bend, then tie on the stretch floss. Tie the green dubbing next followed by wrapping the stretch floss (or micro tubing) ribbing forward over the entire green dubbed body. Pull the clear antron over the top of the ribbed green body and secure near the head. A couple of half hitches with the whtire thread then snip off. Wind on the brown thread next and twist the brown marabou fibers around the thread. While wrapping the marabou don't be neat, let it look sort of ragged to make it look more life like in the water. Whip finish and you are done.

Green Rock Worm

Below is a simple but effective green rock worm caddis larva imitation that works well in the Spring.

green rock worm
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