Caddis Larva and Pupa

There are over a thousand species of Caddis Flies found in the U.S., and are a very important source of food for fish. Because of the diversity of caddis that fish see per day, they tend to not be as selective about a specific size or color that they want to feed on. (All bets are off when a BIG hatch of caddis occurs!)

Even though there are a wide variety of caddis, the shape of all adult caddis are very similar, having tent like down wings, antennae and short bodies, and no tail. While there are some large caddis, most range in size from #12-18. Colors include tan, brown, grey, olive and black. Wings are speckled.

Hatches of adult caddis begin in spring, and extend through fall. Adult Caddis are available to trout when they hatch, and again, when the female returns to water to lay eggs. While a dead drift will often work, actively skating the adult across the water is often more effective.

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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bighorn Caddis Emerger

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Size 16 (74 Available)
Size 18 (19 Available)

  • Code: N-BIGCE
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While the Bighorn Caddis Emerger works very well on the Bighorn River, try it anywhere that Caddis reside. It has a very effective profile, and fish bite it!
Prices for Bighorn Caddis Emerger
1-2 flies
$1.28 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.13 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.05 ea.
12+ flies
$1.00 ea.
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bird of Prey - October Caddis

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Size 8 (9 Available)
Size 10 (120 Available)
Size 12 (34 Available)

  • Code: N-BPOC
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The Bird of Prey - October Caddis is designed to imitate the October Caddis Nymph, which hatches in the fall.

This big nymph is effective at catching Trout and Steelhead!

Fish this nymph in tandem with a big Stonefly Nymph, and good things will happen!




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Prices for Bird of Prey - October Caddis
1-2 flies
$1.31 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.15 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.07 ea.
12+ flies
$1.02 ea.
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Brown

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Size 12 (204 Available)
Size 14 (62 Available)
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Size 18 (28 Available)

  • Code: N-BJDCOB
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Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Brown includes soft fibers tied to the throat, which simulate the movement of a caddis pupa, frantically swimming toward the surface of the water.

Fish this fly starting as a dead drift, but swing it, so that the fly is raised, which will trigger a big response from attentive trout.


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Prices for Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Brown
1-2 flies
$1.44 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.27 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.18 ea.
12+ flies
$1.12 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 4.50
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Olive

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Size 12 (38 Available)
Size 14 (139 Available)
Size 16 (122 Available)
Size 18 (89 Available)

  • Code: N-BJDCOL
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Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Olive includes soft fibers tied to the throat, which simulate the movement of a caddis pupa, frantically swimming toward the surface of the water.

Fish this fly starting as a dead drift, but swing it, so that the fly is raised, which will trigger a big response from attentive trout.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Olive
1-2 flies
$1.44 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.27 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.18 ea.
12+ flies
$1.12 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5.00
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Orange

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Size 12 (264 Available)
Size 14 (99 Available)
Size 16 (134 Available)

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Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Orange includes soft fibers tied to the throat, which simulate the movement of a caddis pupa, frantically swimming toward the surface of the water.

Fish this fly starting as a dead drift, but swing it, so that the fly is raised, which will trigger a big response from attentive trout.

This pattern is very effective for fishing the October Caddis Hatch.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Bjorn's Baddest Caddis - Orange
1-2 flies
$1.44 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.27 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.18 ea.
12+ flies
$1.12 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 5.00
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bjorn's Purple Pretty

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Size 12 (117 Available)
Size 14 (104 Available)
Size 16 (114 Available)
Size 18 (116 Available)

  • Code: N-BJPP
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Bjorn's Purple Pretty is an attractor nymph with a holographic body. Similar to the Prince Nymph, this pattern has a soft hackle collar to add movement.


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Prices for Bjorn's Purple Pretty
1-2 flies
$1.40 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.23 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.15 ea.
12+ flies
$1.09 ea.
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bjorn's Red Pretty

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Size 12 (116 Available)
Size 14 (27 Available)
Size 16 (67 Available)
Size 18 (174 Available)

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Bjorn's Red Pretty is an attractor nymph with a holographic body. Similar to the Prince Nymph, this pattern has a soft hackle collar to add movement.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Bjorn's Red Pretty
1-2 flies
$1.40 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.23 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.15 ea.
12+ flies
$1.09 ea.
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Bread and Butter - Caddis Emerger

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Size 14 (239 Available)
Size 16 (24 Available)

  • Code: N-BRBCE
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The name says it all! The Bread and Butter Caddis Emerger is simply one of the most effective caddis emergers that is available, and that we have fished. This fly works well dead drifted and swung.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Bread and Butter - Caddis Emerger
1-2 flies
$1.28 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.13 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.05 ea.
12+ flies
$1.00 ea.
Average Customer Rating (5 flies is best): 4.50
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Breadcrust

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Size 14 (66 Available)
Size 16 (66 Available)
Size 18 (93 Available)

  • Code: N-BREAD
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This fly imitates a cased caddis larva, and is very effective!
Prices for Breadcrust
1-2 flies
$1.37 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.21 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$1.07 ea.
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Caddis Larva and Pupa - Buckskin

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Size 16 (40 Available)
Waiting List Size 18
Size 20 (54 Available)

  • Code: N-BUCK
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Classic Caddis Larva pattern made from it's namesake. The Buckskin has remained one of the most productive patterns during the Caddis hatch. Fish this pattern below a dry fly such as an Elk Hair Caddis or in tandem with a weighted nymph such as the Caddis Poopah.


Note: This product contains wildlife, which cannot be exported beyond the U.S. and its territories.
Prices for Buckskin
1-2 flies
$1.28 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.13 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.05 ea.
12+ flies
$1.00 ea.
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