Here is the fly pattern sheet for the LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa.

LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa – Tan
Lafontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa Tan |
LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa – Green
LaFontaine Emergent Sparkle Pupa Green |




Daiichi 1180, TMC 100 or Dai Riki 300, #12 – 20


8/0 Uni thread to match body color


Antron dubbing or sparkle yarn


Antron dubbing – olive, amber, tan or black


X Caddis deer hair


Brown marabou or brown dubbing


  1. Begin thread on hook and coat shank with thread base.
  2. Tie on a hank of yarn on each side of hook.
  3. Dub body to thorax.
  4. Pull yarn forward on each side of hook and secure with 2 loose wraps. Do not trim.
  5. Use bodkin to pull yarn out around hook, creating a “bubble” effect.
  6. Use additional thread wraps to secure Antron yarn.
  7. Trim 4 – 5 Antron fibers on top of hook and pull back to create tail/shuck.
  8. Select and stack deer hair. Tie in short wing, about length of body.
  9. Dub thick head and whip finish. 

Here are a few other color combinations to consider tying as well from PlantTrout’s website.