09/21/12

Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little and Eastern BWOs)
2.    Little Yellow Quills
3.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
4.    Slate Drakes
5.    Needle Stoneflies
6.    Mahogany Duns

Most available/ Other types of food:
7.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
8.    Craneflies
9.    Beetles
10.  Grasshoppers
11.  Ants

Great Autumn Brown Sedge - Adults
The Great Autumn Brown Sedge is also called the Fall Caddis and also, incorrectly (if there's such
a thing as an incorrect common name for an insect) the October Caddis. It's an orange, pumpkin
colored fly that's easy to spot. They look like large moths when they are flying..The adult female
deposits her eggs during the night and/or when there's a low light situation such as early morning,
late afternoon or heavy cloud cover.

Some authors think this caddisfly crawls down to the water's edge and into the water to deposit
their eggs. Others say the dive into the water and deposit them on the bottom. Yet others say they
have spotted them depositing their eggs on the surface of the water. The only ones we have
spotted depositing eggs, and this has been quite often, did so by flying down and depositing them
on the surface.

We suggest you fish the adult imitation late in the day, just prior to dark, and early in the morning
before sunrise. Cast our "Perfect Fly" Adult near the banks along the stream in moderate to slow
moving water, not the fast water of the runs and riffles.

Present the fly near the tail end of the riffles and runs, where the fast water first begins to slow
down. Allow the fly to drift drag free.

We have tried adding weight a few inches above the fly, and allowed it to sink, imitating the diving
caddisflies but so far,we have had little results from this method. I don't think the authors that
suggest they crawl into the water to deposit their eggs know that for a fact. We have never seen
this occur but I guess it is possible that they do so during the night.
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