Created by Jack Hagen


As a general attractor pattern, the Pupatator and its variations work in all seasons all around the West. See the article about them.


A CDC Pupatator uses natural dun CDC for the hackle. Other variations on the Pupatator theme are the Peacock Pupatator, Improved Pupatator, Fuzzball , and Hizzo.

How to Fish

Dead drift near the bottom with an trout indicator or tight line presentation.

HOOK: Dai Riki 135, size 6-12


HEAD: 1/8" or 3/32" gold or silver bead

TAIL (OPTIONAL): Black goos biots, tied "V" style

BODY: Black Haretron

RIBBING: Fine silver tinsel

THORAX: Black Haretron

HACKLE: Natural light partridge