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fish_on 11-27-2010 09:17 PM

Iowa Cicada
 
Finally found a couple in my front yard one evening. Besides their racket they are pretty elusive.
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...mer2010008.jpg

mcnerney 11-27-2010 09:28 PM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Very cool! They have a Cicada hatch on the Green River below Flaming Gorge but I have heard it is a hard hatch to catch, you almost need to know someone in the area.

Larry

fish_on 11-27-2010 09:36 PM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Yeah, Ive fished the cicada "hatch" there. I came out to Iowa from Utah actually. Only on rare occasions do you get an epic hatch with huge numbers of bugs. I can't remember any huge hatches in the last 10 years. But don't get me wrong, those fish look up and key on Cicadas every year even if they are not around in huge numbers. On a similar note, in Utah there is also the Mormon cricket "hatch" that is elusive but supposedly can be amazing if you happen to find or run into it.

Anyone ever run into a lady bug hatch? One day at school here I saw tons of lady bugs everywhere. People were tracking them inside the building there were so many. I left and drove quickly down to a local pond and the fish didn't seem to be keying in on them. Any other terrestrial hatches that are interesting or unusual?

mcnerney 11-27-2010 10:27 PM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fish_on (Post 171144)
Yeah, Ive fished the cicada "hatch" there. I came out to Iowa from Utah actually. Only on rare occasions do you get an epic hatch with huge numbers of bugs. I can't remember any huge hatches in the last 10 years. But don't get me wrong, those fish look up and key on Cicadas every year even if they are not around in huge numbers. On a similar note, in Utah there is also the Mormon cricket "hatch" that is elusive but supposedly can be amazing if you happen to find or run into it.

Anyone ever run into a lady bug hatch? One day at school here I saw tons of lady bugs everywhere. People were tracking them inside the building there were so many. I left and drove quickly down to a local pond and the fish didn't seem to be keying in on them. Any other terrestrial hatches that are interesting or unusual?

I ran into a lady bug hatch in a state park in central California one time. We were hiking along a trail next to a road and came upon a few trees that were literally covered in lady bugs, it was quite the site, but I have never seen one since.

Larry

canine 11-28-2010 10:44 AM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
is that a recent find. I haven't seen any since august. we had a pretty good year for cicadas this summer. I don't know how well this will convert from raw, i tried cropping it some (it is a really neat pic when i just zoom in 150% on my transfer software) you can see the tube inserting eggs into the tree.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t.../cicada2-1.jpg

sorry i can't figure out how to show you guys the zoomed full image.

sjs 11-28-2010 10:50 AM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
I dont think you would want to fish a huge hatch. The chances of them eating your fly versus the thousands of others would be small.

jpbfly 11-28-2010 02:07 PM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Nice pics guys!we have lots of cicadas here in summer but we don't fish with cicadas patterns like in NZ...Larry you know what happened to me when I was riding my motorbike without glasses:eek::upset::D

fish_on 11-29-2010 11:28 AM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by canine (Post 171311)
is that a recent find. I haven't seen any since august. we had a pretty good year for cicadas this summer. .

No, this was back in July, maybe August. I was just pondering warmer times and decided to post the pic.

MoscaPescador 11-29-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
Here is a fly called the Fat Albert. It is a great Cicada pattern.


https://shopflyfishingspecialties.co...t%20Albert.jpg

It is a great fly when it is hopper season. It is ironic that we don't have Cicadas here in California.

MP

milt spawn 11-29-2010 09:19 PM

Re: Iowa Cicada
 
We have cicadas down here in the Coachella and Imperial valleys, I think they call them Apache cicadas, probably from AZ. They persist well into October, until the triple digit days are done. We had 111 of those this year. milt.


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