Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives - mostly Little BWO - Isolated hatches
2. Giant Black Stoneflies - starting any day, nymphs active
3. Hendricksons - hatching
4. Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
5 Light Cahills - Starting any day
6. Midges - hatching in isolated locations
7. Little Short-horned Sedges - should hatch randomly for 2-3 months
8. American March Browns - hatching
9. Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
10. Little Yellow Stoneflies - hatching
11. Eastern Green Drakes - starting any day Abrams Creek
12. Green Sedges - hatching
Green Sedges - Adults
As the name implies, the Green Sedge's body is usually green and its wings are a
gray to brown mottled color. They can have gold specs in them. They are imitated
using a size 14, 16 or 18 hook depending upon the particular species. Most of them
are a size 16. Usually the emerging pupa imitations will outperform the adult
imitations of the hatching caddisflies.
The female dives to bottom to lay her eggs and then accents to the surface and
usually drifts for some distance before dying or flying away to repeat the process.
They also crawl to the bottom on the surface of rocks and deposit their eggs. Either
way they return to the surface to drift.
To imitate the divers, weight the imitation of the adult slightly and allow it to sink and
then bring it back to the surface on the swing. You can use a dry adult imitation
to imitate those drifting on the surface after they have laid their eggs but I
question just how effective it is. I have done much better fishing our Perfect Fly
imitation of the adult wet. You should also try fishing the adult imitation dry at the
end of riffles in the calmer water where the spent caddisflies tend to congregate.
Because the females crawl or dive to the bottom and are saturated to some extent,
they probably don't stay on the surface very long when they die.
Our "Perfect Fly" Green Sedge Adult Fly.
Copyright 2009 James Marsh
Congratulations to my Panama City Florida buddy James Finch, owner of Pheonix Racing and
the 09 car that won the Sprint Series Nascar race at Talladega yesterday. Dreams can come true.