As I am rambling in the video, I first felt my original Pupaerger (http://leftytyer.blogspot.com/2013/05/pupaerger.html) seemed recognized by trout during spring midge hatch at DePuy's Spring Creek (www.depuyspringcreek.com). It's a pure idiosyncrasy for being a spring-creek-addict and an innovative fly-dresser. But simple changes and modifications on the successful fly patterns won't hurt.
Original Pupaerger is still successful and effective. For this #2 variation to imitate emerging/ascending midge pupae, which is based on my stomach samples (below), I decided to use the different hook type. Then I added gills/developing wings (see pictures below). From the very first trial, selective trout grabbed it without any hesitation. Then I started to mix up casting the original Pupaerger here and there and it got taken again!!
I never meant to complicate but for Pupaerger 2, there are two variations. Both are proven to be effective.
Down-wing = beard style
Downward wings/gills on sides
Here are stomach sample that inspired me.
For the original Pupaerger, shaggy dubbing (to imitate gills & head) and scud hook were the main features. For Pupaerger 2, I am using less-curved hooks (than scud hook) and emphasizing gills more.
I lost count how many trout I had caught on Pupaerger 2.......
STYLE: Beard or Side
SIZE: 18, 20, 22
PRICE: $2.25 each
Tying instruction available in my YouTube Channel.