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 - Pupa - Part 3
I forgot to show our "Perfect Fly" Green Sedge Lava or Rock Worm yesterday.
Antron and Partridge legs helps hold air bubbles around the fly.
Green Sedge (Caddisfly) Pupa:
On our hatch charts, we show most of the Green Sedges hatching from now
until mid-summer. I feel like this covers the majority of them. I have also found them
hatching in the early fall but not in any concentration or large quantity. There are
so many species, I don't doubt that there are other times of the year that these
caddisflies hatch in quantities worth noting. When a major hatch of any one species
starts, it seems to end and another species hatches, deposit their eggs and die.
The pupae swim to surface when emerging. At this time of the year this usually
occurs during the late afternoon hours. In the summer, the emergence takes place
in the evenings.
Imitations of the pupae may be presented in the riffles and runs starting the first
part of a hatch. Weight the fly slightly. Cast up and across and allow it to sink near
the bottom. Bring it back to the surface on the swing. You may also try an imitation
of the pupa presented just under the surface using a dead drift. Trial and error
should tell you which method works best. It greatly depends on the water you are
fishing. Most of these caddisflies hatch from the riffles and runs.
Most of the time, the trout will take the pupa imitation near or on the surface. That is
where they are easily picked off by the trout. The idea is to imitate the pupae rising
from the bottom to the surface of the water to hatch. Whether you fish in an
upstream or a downstream direction, make sure you allow the fly to rise back to the
This is our "Perfect Fly" Green Sedge Pupa.
Copyright 2009 James Marsh