Follow along with Karl as he shows us how to tie Lafontaine's Sparkle Pupa! Improve your fly-tying skills and know-how here!

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Today we're diving into LaFontaine's Sparkle Pupa, a nymph pattern designed by Gary LaFontaine in the 1970s that expertly mimics a caddis pupa during its critical emergence stage. This fly features unique materials like Hareline Hare Tron Dubbing and Antron Yarn to replicate the gas bubble effect caddisflies exhibit before surfacing. Ideal for sizes 12 to 16, this pattern is a must-have for anglers targeting selective trout. If you've tried tying or fishing with the Sparkle Pupa, share your experiences in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe for more insightful fly tying guides!

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Hook: TMC 100 (size 14)

Thread: UNI 6/0 (Dark Brown)

Tail & Body: Antron Yarn (White) and HareTron Dubbing (Olive Brown)

Wing: Hareline Premo Deer Hair (Natural)

Head: HareTron Dubbing (Dark Brown)