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After yesterday’s post, Carl Anderberg wrote to tell me about a great pattern he helped inspire.   Anderberg wrote:

“To me it has been an amazing general pattern even though it was developed to imitate a floating caddis pupa, and I have used it whereever I have went fishing with very good results.

Its benefits are:

– extremely reliable general fly

– a fly You don´t have to bother with;just cast it and it will always ride right and never sinks.You don´t have to see it,if You see a rise the fish has taken it.

–  very easy and fast to tie and uses cheap materials.You make a batch in no time.

It was christened the “SupAr-puppan” but nowadays we call in “the Anderburger” or “the Wonderburger.”

 I am looking forward to using it and thought our blog audience might like to see a favorite pattern from our good friend. 

Thank you Carl for the tip!  Read more from Carl Anderberg at: www.splitcane.se


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Remember you can fish certain wet-fly, nymph, and pupae patterns in the surface as a dry. This can be highly effective when fish are feeding just sub surface.  In current conditions,  trout and grayling may appear to be “rising”, but they are actually taking pupae and emergers just before the insect breaks through the surface and flies away.  The weight and style of a wet/pupae pattern will sit just in the surface or hang half-way below the surface when fished as a dry. It can still be effective if it sinks or drags (a little).

Dry the wet fly throughly, grease it and also grease the leader/tippet.  Fish it as you would a dry.  Don’t forget to twitch it once in awhile to imitate the pupae/emerger’s struggle to hatch.

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When the dry fly is dragging because: 

A) It is being pulled in different directions over multiple currents

B) Is being presented at a 90° angle to the current and only gets a short float

C) Is being cast by someone who doesn’t know how to mend or is inexperienced at mending

LENGTHEN THE TIPPET SO THE FLY LANDS IN A PILE OF CURLY LOOSE LOOPS.  This allows time for the fly to float undisturbed and adds length for easier and more controlled mending.

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