Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives
2 . Green Sedges (Caddis)
3. Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
4. Little Sister Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
5. LIght Cahills
6. Little Short-horned Sedges
7. American March Browns
8. Pale Evening Duns
9. Giant Black Stoneflies
10. Little Yellow Stoneflies
11. Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
12. Inch Worms
Visit us at TROUTFEST 2011
Your invited to visit us in our booth at Troutfest 2011 taking place May 14th and
15th at the Townsend Visitors Center in Townsend Tennessee.
Yours truly and one of our visitors at last years Troutfest.
Visit the TROUTFEST WEBSITE.
Green Sedge (Caddisfly) - Larva
The most difficult thing for the average guy to figure out when it comes to hatching
caddisflies is being able to recognize when they are hatching. Most of the time the
hatch is over before most anglers find out it has occurred. They only discover it
when they start seeing lots of caddisflies on the banks, flying around or in the
bushes. If you carefully look at the water at the particular time of day the caddisflies
are hatching you can sometimes see them come off the water.
The Green Sedges swim to the surface when they emerge, much like a mayfly. In
the Spring, this occurs during the late afternoon but when it gets warmer, and in the
Summer, they emerge in the evenings. This would eliminate fishing the hatch in the
park because you cannot fish after dark. From now until the water temperatures
reach the high sixties, they should start hatching in the late afternoons and earlier if
it is cloudy or heavily overcast.
You want to imitate the pupae emerging by presenting the fly on the bottom of the
riffles and runs during the early part of a hatch. Weight the fly by placing some split
shot about eight inches above the fly and allow it to sink near the bottom. You want
to make an up and across presentation in a run or riffle. Bring it back to the surface
by letting the fly swing all the way around until the current causes it to surface
directly downstream of your position. Let it sit for a few seconds before making
another cast. They usually take the pupa imitation when it is near the surface.
You may also try our Perfect Fly imitation of the pupa presented just under the
surface using a dead drift. It greatly depends on the water you are fishing. Most of
these caddisflies hatch from the riffles. The idea is to imitate the pupae rising from
the bottom to the surface of the water to
This is our "Perfect Fly" imitation of the Green Sedge pupae.
You will find this fly very effective during a hatch.
2011 James Marsh
Jerry Maslar (shown above) of TroutU.com and owner of Bestway Outdoor (one of our fly tying
material suppliers) will be helping out in the booth. What is shown in the above picture is about
three-forth of our last year's Troutfest booth. Fly Fishing DVD is on your left at the other end
of the 20 foot display.
Come see our:
18 fly fishing DVD's
Perfect Fly Tapered Leaders
Perfect Fly Braided Leaders
Perfect Fly Tippet
Perfect Fly Strike Indicators
Perfect Fly Boxes
Over 400 Perfect Flies
Still Water Flies
Bream & Panfish Flies
Saltwater Flats Flies
Saltwater Inshore/Offshore Flies
Various Fly Sets & Selections
You will be able to purchase any of
the above products as well as any of
our Perfect Flies at the show with
cash, personal checks, or credit or
Everything will be discounted to
special show prices.
Also on hand to help out will be Mr. Steve Lamb, better known as the Lamster, one
of our newest Perfect Fly tiers and the owner of Georgiaflyguide.com. That's Steve
above with a small rainbow trout. He will be showing some of his great fly patterns
including his new Blue Metal Seducer.