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Old 06-09-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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great day fishing the back woods!

had a great day with a good friend fishing the back woods. fishing was a little slow UNTIL a MEGA caddis hatch took off! switched t a size 20 black elk hair caddis and was in to them quick! great day spent in Gods Country!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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Little black caddis.....for some reason the trout just love'em. Good thing you had a fly that worked for you.

I remember way back many years ago before I was hatch conscious and I was on a lovely riffle on a beautiful stream on a gorgeous late morning and the riffle was literally boiling with trout eating those lil black caddis. Those caddis were climbing all over me and I had nothing as a dry that small and dark. My go to fly on this creek was a #16 Adams which got me nothing other than refusals and hook sets that snagged brush.

Finally I dug out a sparse #14 Leisingring black spider wet fly, nothing more than a thin body of black thread and a turn or two of soft black hen hackle. I fished it across and down, swinging it. The trout jumped all over it.

An early lesson learned....if you don't have a dry to match the hatch....try a wet fly. Its easy, the wet fly can be bigger than the hatch too.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
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when the hatch started i quickly grabbed a size #14 caddis from my box thinking bigger was better as they could see it better, got a couple of hits but nothing solid. switched to a size 20 and started nailing them. very selective but oce i had the right size they crushed it!
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