Hot Flies

09/23/12         
The
Great Autumn Brown Sedge is becoming the hot fly for many mid-western and
eastern trout stream anglers. These big caddisflies hatch from late September to the first
week or two of November. They emerge mostly during the night and the egg laying
usually occurs very late in the day or during the evenings. It can make a big meal for trout.

For you "bug know it" guys, these big insects are in the Limnephillidae family and the
Pycnopsyche genus. There are three species that are almost identical.

These caddisflies live in fast moving, clear mountain water usually where there are a lot
of timber. They are also called Fall Caddis and incorrectly, October Caddis.

The caddisflies often crawl out of the water on the banks and rocks to shed their larva
shuck and emerge into adults. Trout also eat them when the females lay their eggs.

We suggest that you fish the "Perfect Fly" Pupa imitation late in the day. On cloudy, rainy
days, start fishing the pupa fly earlier in the day.

The adult female deposits her eggs during the night. They have been spotted depositing
them during the late afternoons and even during the early mornings.

To imitate those that deposit their eggs on the surface, cast the fly near the tail end of
the riffles and runs, where the fast water first begins to slow down. Allow the fly to float
drag free.
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