View Full Version : Mr. Adams and The Giant Caddis Hatch
Jones' Bridge on Sat aft was covered with caddis - hatching, dying - shucking and jiving in two colors, tan and gray. While some I met were doing well with v. small tan caddis, not me. I tried a large variety of dry and emerger imitations and though they were feeding on the surface, not much luck. Then I switched to other dries. Not much on blue wing olives, but lots of luck on size 18 and 16 Adams.
Could it be that the hatch (huge, huge) had 'em looking up and the caddis match had to be perfect, but the Adams looked tasty and different?
Did they just want dessert?
I like the dessert theory ! Coulda been that the bugs didn't look ( to the trout) like they appeared to....things prob. look diff. from down under.
Tough, ain't it. I was there late Sat. and the ONLY thing even near the surface that they would take was a Sparkle Pupa in green. Did get one on a Prince. But that was crazy fishing--my rod looked fuzzy until I moved it to cast.
05-03-99, 11:16 AM
The hatches have been interesting lately, especially considering the posts in the past about the Hooch not having enough aquatic insects to sustain the trout (Has this changed significantly in the last few years? I'm too new to know) I had success Saturday with a 18 elk hair caddis I tied that had mixed green and dark gray dubbing, pale blue dun hackle and light tan (natural, I guess) elk hair tied fairly sparse. They wouldn't take anything larger or with different color hackle or dubbing. I was also interested in finding that I had good success with it immediately prior to the hatch, but during the heaviest part of the hatch nothing worked. Is that just a matter of too much choice for the fish?
BTW, it was nice meeting you Loren.
05-03-99, 11:28 AM
So much for the theory that stockers aren't selective. Owl-- you wanna go try some Hooch stockers with me?
05-03-99, 06:41 PM
Loren, ffingduo, You guys are answering your own questions http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
Great meeting you, too.
My plan from now on is o make a reasonable attempt to match the hatch and then try other dries. I'm wasting hours this way.
Aint trout fishin' fun http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
05-04-99, 09:43 PM
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