Here is the fly pattern sheet for Silvey’s Caddis Pupa.

Silvey's Caddis Pupa - Tan |

And an olive version

Silvey's Caddis Pupa - Olive |




Daiichi 1130, Dai Riki 135 or TMC 2487, size 14 – 16

Brown or olive 8/0




Pearl core braid – tan or olive


Tan or olive grizzly marabou


Starling feathers


Rust brown/olive Superfine dubbing


Partridge or hen hackle

Tie the Silvey’s Caddis Pupa in black and root beer colors as well.


  1. Place bead on hook.
  2. Start thread behind bead and wrap 8 – 10 wraps. Do not go beyond hook point.
  3. Prepare Pearl Core Braid with lighter to create tapered end. Roll in fingers when it begins to melt.
  4. Place Pearl Core Braid on hook with tapered end for tail. Tie in over previous thread wraps to prevent rolling. Optional: Zap-a-dap keeps it from rolling.
  5. Tie on marabou behind bead. This will be for body and legs. Slightly twist and wrap about 3 turns to use length where remaining material is tied off on bottom to become legs. Tear off longer strands if needed – do not cut.
  6. Create wing pads with Starling. Tie one feather on each side. Feather is tied on side of hook angling downward.
  7. Create head with Superfine rust brown dubbing.
  8. Tie antennae on top. Tie on two fibers and split. Length will be to end of body.
  9. Another wrap or two of dubbing may be needed.
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    1. Kirby

      Thanks for your question. I use a product from Hareline Dubbin called Pearl Core Braid in olive or tan. The olive color code from Hareline is PCB263.


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