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LastchanceMarch 21st, 2010, 9:40 am
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Hi! I know the Grannom adult has a dark brown to black body, but what color is the deep sparkle pupa body and shroud and what color is the emergent sparkle pupa body color and shroud. Would a tan shroud suffice for both?
Bruce
WiflyfisherMarch 21st, 2010, 9:55 am
Wisconsin

Posts: 644
Jason has an entire section on the website, with photos, on the Grannom (Brachycentrus)...

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/1751/Caddisfly-Brachycentrus-Grannoms
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
LittleJMarch 21st, 2010, 10:18 am
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
The shuck is white and the pupa is dark brown/black. I use a dark brown ice dub for the body on my bubble pupa. The larva in the case is bright green, but it emerges a dark color.
JOHNWMarch 21st, 2010, 10:43 am
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Bruce,
I tie mine with a very sparse tan shroud dark brown underbody, partridge wing pads, and dark brown head. I think the key to tying this well is to keep the "bubble" as sparse as possible, it should be more of a suggestion of the bubble than a definate bubble look ( if that makes sense).
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
LastchanceMarch 21st, 2010, 4:39 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
Thank. I guess I had it right. I used dark brown dubbing for the body, white antron for the bubble and a black head. To try and speed things up I used a dry fly hook for both the deep pupa and emerger. I used quick decent dub for the deep pupa. I used dry fly dubbing and a sparse deer hair wing for the emerger.

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