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Specially made Emergent Sparkle Pupa Emerger Fly - Dozen

Closeouts. Hand-tied to exacting standards and crafted of high-quality materials, the Emergent Sparkle Pupa emerger fly helps anglers enjoy a successful day on the water.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by TruReview from California on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    So I ordered 3 dozen of these classic la fontaine's sparkle pupa. The price was unbeatable. I mean the price I got on these was like $4.50/dozen or something, so likely cheaper than when I tie them myself. As well, I can spend my limited tying time on other patterns. However, I got a mixed bag with these flies. Let me explain...some of these are great but others have a problem. The problem is that the antron bubble/case whatever you want to call it is not much of a bubble. Whoever tied them simply pulled the antron up and they didn't really puff it out. So they aren't a very good representation of the what is being portrayed. That being said, for the price I wouldn't send them back either as shipping costs more than the flies that weren't tied correctly.

    Of the 3 dozen I ordered, 1 of them(olive) is tied this way. A few here and there aren't perfect but more than acceptable in the other 2 dozen. The flies outside of this look great. I will likely fish the olive anyway when there are olive caddis staging, emerging or even post hatch...we shall see if the fish will refuse these. I suspect it will depend greatly upon how pressures the water/fish that I am fishing will determine that.

    Your results may vary. Fish On.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Daryl from Missoula, Mt. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Gary LaFontaine's emergent sparkle pupa is a wonderful imitation of emerging caddis flies here in Montana streams and lakes. These patterns look like they'll do the trick.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Daryl from Missoula, Mt. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    These Bird's Stonefly patterns look fine, not quite as nice as the version that I tie, but close enough. And Sierra's bargain price was so enticing I couldn't pass them up. I don't think the trout will either.
  • Reviewed by FishininnsunnyCA from CA on Friday, March 28, 2014
    Good proportions and materials used for a must have fly if you plan to fish any caddis hatch.
  • Reviewed by MtnMan from CO on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Looks good, not tried yet
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