05/08/09

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.   Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
4    Light Cahills - hatching
5.   Midges - hatching in isolated locations
6.   Little Short-horned Sedges - should hatch randomly for 2-3 months
7.   American March Browns - hatching but randomly in isolated locations
8.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
9.   Little Yellow Stoneflies - hatching
10. Eastern Green Drakes - should be starting in Abrams Creek
11. Green Sedges - hatching
12. Little Sister Caddisflies - Mostly Abrams Creek
13. Eastern Pale Evening Duns - starting any day (called Sulfurs by some)

Little Sister Sedge (Caddisfly) - Adult - Part 4

When the Little Sister pupae hatch into adults, they are only on the water for a very
short time. The pupae are actually easier for the trout to catch but they are not that
easy for some anglers to fish. The good news is trout will take the adults just before
they depart the water. After the adults fly to the stream side bushes and trees to
mate, the females return to deposit their eggs by either diving in the water and
pasting them on the bottom, or by dipping down and touching the surface of the
water. I am not positive if this is a species deal or if individuals of the same species
deposit their eggs different ways.

The females do not usually deposit their eggs until late in the afternoon near dark.
They continue into the evenings during hot weather. On cloudy, rainy days the egg
laying process starts earlier in the day. Sometimes the hatch hasn't ended before
the females from previous hatches begin to deposit their eggs. The trout usually
make a splashy rise when they feed on the adults but on occasions they jump
completely out of the water trying to catch the pupae.

Adult Presentation:
You want to present the adult imitation where ever you see the females depositing
their eggs. This will usually be over the riffles. Use whatever method of presentation
works best for the situation. If you see a trout take a egg layer, cast to it. The trout
are not picky about the presentation of the adult imitation as long as it doesn't
scare them. Remember, these are small, hook size 18 flies.















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"Perfect Fly" Little Sister Adult