The Haberdashery Caddis
I strolled into a haberdashery yesterday while my son had his hair cut. The woman behind the counter viewed me with suspicion over the top of her bifocals. I was an uncommon sight for her I suppose.
She seemed happy enough when I bought a few things however. One of those things was a small reel of glistening green material, with no name on it. While she was ringing it up I converted it into a Caddis pupa in my minds eye. After dinner I converted it into a Caddis pupa in my vice.
The dressing was as follows:
Hook: a grip pupa hook # 16
Body: that shiny green stuff, 5 fibres wound at once, coated in UV glue
Legs: natural squirrel tail
wing stubs: Swiss straw (Raphine)
Thorax: SLF dubbing
Thorax cover: Swiss straw
Antennae: Pheasant tail fibres reinforced with UV glue