I have my fingers crossed that a I can catch them when they pop at a place or two. I happened to luck into a major hatch of these back in mid-2000s and I have never witnessed more extremely large brown trout feeding with absolute reckless abondonment in my life. I caught a large brown while crossing the river and my fly was dangling in the current downstream
Go for it, the cicada emergence makes for some insane fishing. I made up some black foam bodies with wings for our event in 2016 and had a blast! The fishing is best at the beginning of the emergence before the fish are gorged to the gills and the water is littered with cicadas.Coming soon to the waters of Michigan, the Brood X Cicada. I am going to try and tie these up just using the picture for reference.
Wow! Those things look scary. Hope you had fun in Chile though.View attachment 33439
We ran into a big hatch of stag beetles on a trip to Chile. The brownies were nuts for these the first few days of the emergence. Any big black floating imitation worked well. It reminded me of the cicada frenzy when they first come out before the fish get so gorged they get picky.
Despite looking formidable, they are mostly harmless to humans. The males use those big mouthparts to wrestle other males high in trees on battleground branches and throw them off to win the day and the gal.Wow! Those things look scary. Hope you had fun in Chile though.