Ice Wing Pupa

Cheech - September, 2014

There aren't many times that I catch fish faster than when the fish are keying on caddis pupae in the summer time. Because of this, I really love fishing caddis pupa patterns and I typically have about 1,297 of them in my boxes. The thing about caddis patterns is that you need a pretty wide variety in order to ensure that you have the bug that the fish want on a given day. Instead of trying to dial in each exact specie and type of bug, I just carry a few shades and sizes of green/olive, amber, tan, and orange. The ice wing caddis is designed to be tied in bulk and many of the fine details (wing pads, antennae, etc) are omitted in order to make it a quicker tie. Guess what? The fish don't care. It reminds me of a little saying that a good buddy told me "If it looks like a caddis pupa, and it talks like a caddis pupa, you are drunk. Caddis pupae don't talk." This fly is similar to our Ice Wing caddis dry fly that we posted a few days ago.
To sum it up. Fish eat this fly. The end.

~ Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 14
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Olive
  • Body: Veevus Pearl Tinsel - Large
  • Body: Body & Rib Tubing - Olive - Midge
  • Wing: Ice Dub - Olive Brown
  • Collar: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing - Hare's Ear
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
Body & Rib Tubing
Body & Rib Tubing

Body & Rib Tubing

$2.25
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing

Arizona Synthetic Dubbing

$2.75
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

$5.85
Veevus Pearl Tinsel
Veevus Pearl Tinsel

Veevus Pearl Tinsel

$3.99