Re: BWO emergers not working during the hatch
I have fished in caddis hatches that were actually "too" thick in my opinion. The fish don't have to work to feed and often there is nothing that allows your fly to stand out. If you think that might be the case, try throwing something totally out of the ordinary, streamers are always nice but even big, ugly lookin attractor patterns. Another option is, if you tie, to tie up the typical pattern but tweak it a bit with some flash, maybe as the emerging wing or tail fibers. Even using some flashy dubbing on a standard emerger can be all it takes to grab their attention. Hope this helps.