5 cents on the quarter- seriously, if I'm saving so much bank by tying my own, why am I eating PB&J's all weekend?
Pulsating caddis starts with a gold bead, a few pearlescent green beads- size and quantity as required to suit hook.
Loosely dub sparkly haretron in between the bead, leaving beads semi-exposed.
Wrap in a bit of partridge or hen hackle softhackle style, then tease out some dubbing to create a bird's nest appearance. Note the beads shining thru, schweet, no?
My Latex Larva is a variant of the popular pattern, I've been using sparkly green & black barred sili legs to great affect.
Start with black bead, thread base, tie down sili leg back to bend.
Wrap sili leg back to head. With a bit of practice, you can wrap to leave the black bars on top, with lightest green left at belly- to a totally realistic affect.
Next, dub the thorax with peacock haretron.
or you can add partridge softhackle, dam that's a schweet looking fly! Has me hooked anyway~
Dead drift the larva, fish the pupae on the swing.