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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 08:37PM »
Sweet Mother of pearl  Its rare I have seen hatches close to that one. 
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 04:06AM »
WOW :o

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 10:48AM »
Tim I have a bottle off that head cement I was telling you about here with your name on it man.  We will have to  hook up one of these days
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 10:51AM »
Cool, I hope to be at the pub Tuesday night, are you able to make it this week?

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 10:56AM »
Great photo Tim! Haven't seen a hatch like that in many years. The south shore rivers used to be famous for them!
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 11:43AM »
Not sure I  can Tim They are assing with the schedules but next week at the latest.  Maybe I can meet you somewhere in town and give it to you to try see if you like it.  It get wicked hard  and no scent which is why I use it as others really bothered Colby
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 12:52PM »
Ok, Gary let me know and I will bring in your rod too.

The hatches are still here and seem to be getting better in some places.

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 12:59PM »
The adult comes in several different wing shades but their abdomens are always a light green colour.  I'm not sure if this is due to habitat conditions or if these are different species of Grannoms.  I have read one reference where the author said that the lighter coloured Grannoms were newly hatched and their wings darken over time.  Anyway here are a couple pictures of grannom adults. 




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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 01:16PM »
There was a Monster Oct caddis hatch here the other day. The brook behind the house  was pumping them out like mad
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 01:47PM »
I can remember hatches on the Upper Clyde that were almost as thick as the Black flies... lol, quite a site to behold!
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 04:48PM »
Great looking flies ;)

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 08:00PM »
You will see a bit of a pattern starting here.  I like simple flies.  Ones that mimic as many different naturals as possible, and the sedgehog is a prime example.  If you want you can dub a bit of olive for a body.


Here's another pattern for those who like a bit more realism in their flies.

Goddard's Sedge

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 08:01PM »
A couple from tonight
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 05:36AM »
Wicked Stimulators Roland!!

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 06:03AM »
Wicked Stimulators Roland!!

You got that right Mike. Love them Roland!

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 08:11PM »
Nice ties Roland..are the bodys dubbing or yarn?

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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 03:37AM »
Awe yes the Brachycentridae. These Caddis form some of the best case making caddis found in Western Canadian streams.
 "Mother's Day Caddis" hatch which generally appears in late May and at this latitude should be called the "Victoria Day Caddis," in honor of the Canadian holiday that falls near May20- 24 most years. About one year in three this hatch provides a short period of great dry-fly fishing for big trout. More often, it coincides with the start of runoff and is  wasted on dirty water.

It can be a difficult hatch to fish because of the prolific abundance of the hatch. Here I always do something different to represent this hatch. This method is extremely productive during most hatches provided you have matched the colour and hatch by stepping up one size and provide a hot spot. In recent years we have used this pattern to great success by swinging it in a down stream and across drift and then drag method. Fish it out to the end of the swing and take a couple strips in towards you before you pick up the fly and prepare the next cast down and across.


This pattern is also tied in Tan Hares Foot with a Chartreuse tail representing the egg sack. The takes are usually done with determination.

Hook: Mustad 3399A
Tail: red Wool or Chartreuse Wool
Body: Grey or Tan Antron Dubbing; or hare foot guard hairs
Wing: Hares Foot
Thorax: Adult Seals fur tied in a dubbing loop.
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Re: Mothers Day Caddis
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 09:26AM »
Interesting I usually pull the fly under at the end of the swing and strip it back several feet.  I get a lot of my strikes on the first submerged strip.