In this video, Chris ties the Green McKenzie Caddis wet fly, a good pupa pattern to fish this spring. This is a great fly to fish in the surface film or swung near the surface. This is a pretty simple pattern, tied sparse. If you’re looking for a great article on the Green McKenzie Caddis lifecycle, check out this post on Westfly (Thanks to our photo pal Burt Banner for pointing it out).
A lot of times after these caddis hatch, they go back and dive and skirt along the water — the big black head helps the fly stay down a bit, while the deer hair wing brings it back to the surface.