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#1 upstate rookie

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:27 PM

Hey Farmington guys,, are you aware of a female winter/summer caddis that is wingless, has a auburn body during the

summer and then a purple body (full of eggs) late in the year into winter, in size 26/28.

I was told this is a prominent hatch -  any information?



#2 upstate rookie

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:09 PM

my mistake it's amber in color.

Thanks



#3 Gene

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:22 PM

The larva is amber, most folks fish a brown adult.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

Upstate......google it and you should find a very good video by Rich Strolis tying one - he uses a little piece of foam......and they can actually double as a small beetle    it is a huge hatch in both mid summer and winter,   In fact if you ever see risers all over the place on a winter morning (early morning seems to be their thing) .......that is what they are on.    Alot of guys will twitch their fly (they cannot fly....so they skitter around alot)......and get very aggressive strikes.  I tie them on TMC 2488 in sizes 18 to 22.......26 is smaller that they are IMO



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 06:40 PM

This can be an exciting experience ... I have
success by wading a good distance from the bank and fishing back towards the bank . These flies congregate in slower water and usually a skittered imitation will get violent rises. Skittering seems to work better than drifting in the traditional
manner

#6 xilinx_altera

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:48 AM

This can be an exciting experience ... I have
success by wading a good distance from the bank and fishing back towards the bank . These flies congregate in slower water and usually a skittered imitation will get violent rises. Skittering seems to work better than drifting in the traditional
manner

 

Right Jackalhouse, 'violent rises', your full of dog poo



#7 upstate rookie

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

thanks IDF checked out the video and tied up some, easy even down to a 28. 

 

HH I have seen that reaction already and look forward to see what happens with my fly.

 

XA - you are  the kind of guy who rushes to show pictures of the fish he has caught until

someone realizes that the hand in each picture is different - go use your "writing skills"

somewhere else.



#8 xilinx_altera

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

thanks IDF checked out the video and tied up some, easy even down to a 28.

HH I have seen that reaction already and look forward to see what happens with my fly.

XA - you are the kind of guy who rushes to show pictures of the fish he has caught until
someone realizes that the hand in each picture is different - go use your "writing skills"
somewhere else.


Says the self proclaimed 'rookie'.

#9 Alex Argyros

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

I always thought that modesty was a commendable trait.



#10 GaryB

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

Wingless caddis??



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

No Gary not really, the wings develop on land or rock or brush. They skitter across the surface after hatching. This is the important part of fishing your fly. Watch one and you will see, pretty fun fishing on a nice winter day. Some summer days it can be good but more bugs in the flow during summer, unlike winter when it's the main cuisine.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

thanks Gene for clearing that up, lol






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