Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
1. Little BWOs
2. Green Sedges (Caddisflies)
3. Cinnamon Caddis (Mostly Abrams Creek)
4. Little Short Horned Sedges
5. American March Browns
6. Giant Stoneflies
7. Light Cahills
8. Little Yellow Stoneflies (Yellow Sally)
9. Eastern Pale Evening Duns
Most available/ Other types of available food:
11. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
KISS A Bug Series - Green Sedge
As the name implies, the Green Sedge's body is green and its wings are a gray to brown
mottled color. They can have gold specs in them. The adults are usually a hook size 14 or
16. Most species are a hook size 16. They vary in size depending on the species. Also, the
females are usually slightly larger than the males.
Usually the pupa imitations will outperform the adult imitations during the hatch. The adults
depart the water very quickly. Most species hatch in warm weather and it doesn't take them
very long to dry their wings. The trout tend to focus on the emerging pupae because they
are much easier for them to catch. The pupae are completely defenseless.
The most action anglers can get from the Green Sedge hatch is fishing during the times the
females are depositing their eggs in the water. The female dives to bottom to deposit her
eggs and then accents to the surface to drift away in the current. If they don't finish their job
the first attempt, they may depart the water and repeat the diving and egg pasting process.
When the eggs have been deposited, they usually drift in the surface skim a short distance
Some species of the Green Sedges crawl to the bottom to deposit their eggs. They crawl
down the rocks and boulders and paste their eggs on the bottom. Either way, they return to
the surface to drift away in the current.
In spite of the fact the pupa imitation usually outperforms the adult dry fly imitation, many
anglers prefer the dry fly action over fishing the pupa. To imitate the adults during the hatch,
using the adult imitation and make short up or up and across presentation in the riffles and
runs where they are hatching.
The females deposit their eggs in the same riffles and runs they hatched from..To imitate the
divers, fish the Perfect Fly imitation of the adult like a wet fly. Add some weight a few inches
above the fly so that it to sink to the bottom. This is best done by making a down and across
presentation. Allow the fly to swing all the way around. Stop moving the tip of the rod at the
end of the drift so the current will bring the fly back to the surface. Most of the time the trout
will take the fly just as it's reaching the surface.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh