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    Finally found a couple in my front yard one evening. Besides their racket they are pretty elusive.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish_on View Post
    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.

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    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.



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

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by canine View Post
    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.

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

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJYXjM3P1O0]YouTube - Scotts Virtual Fly Tying - Fat Albert[/ame]



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

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    Last edited by MoscaPescador; 11-29-2010 at 12:38 PM. Reason: added picture

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    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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