05/11/09

Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives - mostly Little BWO - Isolated hatches
2.   Giant Black Stoneflies - hatching
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 hatching 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)

New "Perfect Fly" Crane Fly

We are happy to announce that we have our new "Perfect Fly" Adult Crane Flies in
stock and ready for order. Cranefly adults have skinny bodies, long slender legs,
and long wings that lie down on the insects back. They look like giant misquotes but
are actually harmless.

Adult caneflies fly poorly and tend to hang around streamside vegetation. Small
streams with overhanging trees and bushes tend to have larger concentrations
of them than larger, wide streams. Females deposit their eggs on submerged
vegetation or in damp soil so they are not available for trout to eat as egg layers.

Presentation:
It seems that the majority of them I see are floating on very shallow water. I think
that shallow water areas near the banks would be a good place to concentrate on
placing your fly. That is where we fish the fly most of the time. We also fish it in
deep water near undercut banks.  Anytime the light conditions are low, deep
undercut banks are a great places to fish the fly.
























Body of the Crane Fly is pulled up slightly to show the construction











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