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CADDIS adult

About three weeks prior to emergence, they seal themselves inside of an immobile pupal chamber and transform to a pupa.

Some adults exit their pupal shuck and crawl ashore, (at these times you’ll find fish feeding in very shallow water). Others form an air bubble for buoyancy and escape their pupal shuck in the film as they ascend rapidly, pop through the meniscus, and take off. This can drive fish nuts! Many times, when you see fish clear the water, they are chasing these adults. (See Leisenring Lift) This is a time when wet fly fishing and dry fly-fishing merge. You use a pupa pattern but add floatant! I like a product called Frogs Fanny. It floats the fly like a cork and provides wonderful bubbles

To be continued


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