Just sayin…… Have a great day. They seal off the case opening and pupate to their next phase of life. Another season is under way, but it’s not too early to start planning your 2020 fly fishing vacation. Early in the spring the best insect activity comes during the warmest part of the day. This can be some of the best fishing of the season with the bonus of eager trout, and very few anglers on the water. Pulling away more rocks from the stone house, the pupa becomes more visible. The Mother’s Day Caddis are actively hatching, so lots of pupae are in the water. The October Caddis (Dicosmoecus), otherwise known as the Giant Orange Sedge, hatches in September and October. While on the river a couple of years ago, I took several photos of October Caddis still in their cases. Standing in your favorite stretch of river at the right time, caddis everywhere you look, and fish feeding like tomorrow might never come, and you’re getting a fish to feed every 20 th cast if you’re lucky. By August, morning is usually best. Our personal favorite is a #14 Adams’ Modified Everything Emerger with a 12″ dropper to a Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle. Caddis” Gary Lafontaine himself. I pulled out my Idaho trout box, and Andres pointed to a size 12 Elk-hair Caddis … We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Sometimes there is a mid-morning peak which will draw fish to the surface. Water temperature is the primary catalyst for a blizzard hatch. Links to Free Old Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books. When in doubt try one. This technique is mostly lost to new anglers but is time tested method well known to the wet fly anglers of the past. I arrived a couple days early in hope of catching the Mother’s Day caddis hatch, but the Yakima didn’t produce for me. Phew – that’s a tricky one. The water type, season, local climate, and time of day will often determine which distinct hatches of caddis species you’ll most likely encounter. After that some of the activity moves to dusk, overnight (especially for caddisflies), or around the clock to dawn. See Gary La Fontaine’s Caddisflies Page 224. Trout will see mats of caddis floating on the surface and take mouthfuls of caddis in a single bite,  almost like someone grabbing a handful of popcorn. While this seems obvious many anglers only allow one or two days to “hit the hatch”. October Caddis can be seen on my home waters, the Metolius River, in other months as well. Generally, this transition from an aquatic insect to an adult can be a terrific time to fish a caddis hatch. Caddis on the water so thick that they formed mats that we called "caddis pizzas", with trout taking bites out of them. Upon closer inspection, the caddis cases were attached to the rocks. Seam lines off point barbs, rip-rap, and log jams are common examples. Warning Scientific information to follow… Caddis are ubiquitous through out the United States, there are many species and most have an intense, short lived emergence – typically in the evenings. Caddis flies, mayflies, stoneflies, and all the other types of natural flies hatch all year round. They are known to hatch at night when it’s illegal for us to fish. *. Now water temperatures are on the rise, the trout’s metabolism is up and ready to eat everything that drifts nearby. On that same day, caddisfly pupae begin to drift in 50-degree water, give or take a degree, with an emergence at around 55 degrees. October caddis are only on the water during egg laying or the hatch, and both activities occur most heavily during extreme low light. But on this day, with fish clearly keyed in on the caddis, the guy calling the shots for the day, Andres—one of the many stellar guides from Patagonia River Guides—didn’t hesitate to match the hatch. A huge hatch of small dark caddis happen on most of the western rivers. When fishing the dry/dropper rig or any subsurface set up take care when recasting the flies. As you can see from the photo above there are so many caddis on the water that caddis dry flies and even normal sized indicators become invisible. The first of these random emergers often reaches the surface safely because trout are not conditioned to the occurrence, but soon fish take notice of the hatch. The hatch will not begin if the water temperature is bellow 50-55 F (10-13°C). Water temperatures gather life en masse as the river flows reach the 50s. The vast majority of anglers focus on the peak summer months, and usually with good reason. Not only is the emergence prolonged, but the actual time it takes for an individual fly to transition from pupae to adult is elongated. Let’s start with the subsurface flies as you’ll be out fishing prior to the hatch anyway… right? But you better be ready! The caddis hatch has arrived. Your email address will not be published. (only a couple times per year). The term Grannom is often associated with this caddis hatch in the East, but I’ve also heard of the Mother’s Day Caddis out West referred to as a “western grannom.” Adult Grannoms, or the dry fly in fly fishing terms, have a black charcoal colored body with dark tannish mottled wings and range from size 14 to 16. What did that mean? This is a likely spot for trout to hang out and grab a bug or two. A customer contacted me this year to see if I could tie up a few new-to-me October Caddis pupa flies. Your email address will not be published. You can always use it with a smaller nymph to search for trout. “The Mothers Day Caddis hatch has started on the Yellowstone River!” Words that send chills up every anglers neck. When it does go off though, it can make for some of the best dry fly fishing of the entire year with caddis so thick that it can look like it is Fishing in the middle of a Mother’s Day caddis hatch can be frustrating to say the least! The particular hatches on the Yellowstone and Madison Rivers are some of the most prolific anywhere. If you’d like to learn more about this technique search “Leisenring Lift”, consult Gary Lafontaine’s Caddisflies or Dave Hughes Wet Flies. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Good question. Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Montana Fly Fishing Guides. This hatch usually begins in April, leading Edrington -- owner of the Royal Gorge Anglers shop in Cañon City -- to call it the Arkansas' Tax Day caddis hatch. All fly images from Solitude Fly Company except Adams’ Modified Everything Emerger which is the authors take on the famed Scott Sanchez Everything Emerger. It was an oversight, but thank you for correcting me. Using an adult dry fly with a pupa pattern dropped 24 inches off the back does a great job for both stages at the same time. While a trickle of bugs will hatch prior to the magic water temperature a full hatch needs to hit 54 degrees. In short, the Mothers Day Caddis hatch is a prolonged hatch lasting several days (or weeks) that has individual bugs with extended times in and on the water, making them susceptible to surface feeding trout. You will have a hard time seeing your fly. The only hatch that will remain is in October, where the October Caddis hatch and are large (size #10 – #16) and flutter around like moths around the waters edge. Once I’ve confirmed the hatch is in full swing, meaning pupae are emerging and adult laying caddis are active, I’ll switch from a nymph rig to a dry dropper rig. I tore into one of the cases and found an October Caddis in its final stage of transforming from a larva into a pupa stage, preparing to swim to the surface and fly away as an adult. apt to hatch any time of day, more common in the pm - tan elk hair caddis - tan emerger: Olive Caddis : Peak late May through August - waning in September: Actually several species grouped together. The Mother's Day Caddis, often called by its Latin genus Brachycentrus, is the marquee pre-runoff hatch on the Yellowstone and Madison Rivers, and extends into June on any waters that remain clear at this time, though they are seldom important on spring creeks. I’ve read where this process can take up to two months. There are a few helpful hints when fishing the Mothers Day Caddis hatch. The back of the pupae opens and out crawls a winged adult. Springtime will always excite anglers with thoughts of warming days, organizing fly boxes, and the glimpse of the first hatches of the year. Again, focus on one run and nymph every inch rather than bouncing from spot to spot. Though small, trout will eat them if you put it right in front of their faces. I’ve found that springtime is the best time to get your money’s worth out of a thermometer. Two days later, the river looked like this. Great info and nicely captured images John – thanks! Hi guys….I was just flipping through some websites and read your article on Mother’s Day Caddis. We highly suggest you take some time and find out for yourself why so many anglers favor this hatch above all others. Thanks for the comment and tight lines after we get through winter. That day he gave a kid from Connecticut, like himself, a few flies and some advice. Sizes are from 12 -14. He owns Montana Fly Fishing Guides, a well established Montana Outfitting service located in Livingston, Montana. Focus on seam lines where a lot of caddis pupa would concentrate. Depending on location within the State it could vary by a week or so. I was fishing and looked down to see a large number of caddis cases … big caddis cases … attached to a rock partially submerged in the water. As an extra bonus, steelhead have been known to rise for an October Caddis pattern. Fortunately, if the Yellowstone River blows out the Madison River is a tailwater and tends to keep some clarity. I pried one off and found the opening closed. The 5 flies you need to be successful during the Mother Day Caddis Hatch. Pheasant Tail . Frustrating to say the least. When this hatch hit full, epic proportions it’s nearly impossible to catch the gorged trout, let alone see which fly is yours! Required fields are marked *, By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Your email address will not be published. Start your day fishing with a short lease rig. Color ranges from dark olive to bright green. Here is a close up of the cased caddis. While you’ll have a mass of natural caddis as competition the large flashy nymph will often illicit a strike. These small caddis or Brachycentrus americanus hatch in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the year. Fortunately, there are usually remnant Baetis and March Browns around that still bring the trout to the surface. Size range 14-18. As the water tends to be a bit stained fish tend to key in on the profile of the fly versus its color. But the October Caddis hatch isn’t one of them. On a warm day in early to mid-May, one can sit by the river and watch. Montana Fly Fishing Hatches – Summer Time Hatches (size 16) While this is mostly a stonefly pattern, we tie these small for this hatch. Nonetheless, a caddisfly pattern can be used as an attractor dry fly. Begin now preparing for October Caddis. Adding to this already favorable advantage to anglers is when the females oviposit (lay eggs) they land on the water’s surface resting for a period while dropping eggs, often succumbing to the waters surface tension and unable to fly away. How exciting would that be? If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Caddis pupa swims to the surface prior to emergence and a soft lift of the rod tip before recasting will often illicit violent strikes. It’s a similar process of a caterpillar enclosed in a cocoon, developing into a butterfly. Along those lines make sure to get out on the river several hours before the hatch. Browse our site to learn how we can provide you with a great Montana fly fishing trip next season. Learn how your comment data is processed. Required fields are marked *. You’ll find an occasional fish come up hard and take this size 8 fly. … At this early stage of the hatch keep your eye out for subtle rises. You are absolutely correct! It’s run-off time on the river. As you can see from the image above the Mothers Day Caddis is a case building caddis with an obvious dark head and bright green abdomen. Your email address will not be published. The … The most important characteristics in fishing a caddis hatch on a local piece of water are size and color; matching these characteristics properly can make or break a day of fly fishing. Time of Day : Mayfly, Blue Winged Olive (Beatis) Nymph : Crystal Flash Nymph . October Caddis time begins in September and October. Little Black Caddis When the time is right, the pupae climbs out of the case and swim to the surface or crawl out on a log or rock and transition the final time to an adult. These are often the larger trout and more often than not they will prefer the Soft Hackle dropper to the dry fly. The spring hatches start with Baetis (Blue Wing Olives) and March Browns finally culminating with the Mothers Day Caddis hatch. This is an event that many fly fishermen wait for all year. While you won’t see October Caddis pupa swimming to the surface, the Morrish October Caddis Pupa still seems to catch fish. I’ve seen a similar looking bug, the Silver Striped Sedge, in the months of January through April. All Rights Reserved |. The Hatch: As springtime temperatures warm in Colorado an emergence of magical proportions occurs within the Arkansas River. Fifty-four that’s the magic number, burn that one into your brain. It’s almost that special time of year when the fish can go crazy eating olive-bodied caddis for a few days on the Yellowstone before the river blows out. From the Mother’s Day caddis in late spring to evening caddis hatches and spruce moths in summer to October caddis in the fall, hatching caddis make up a large part of a Montana trout’s diet. You’ll see these size 10 – 8 bugs around the vegetation and over water. It was called the Miasmic October Caddis Pupa-Emerger. Finally devoting some time to fish is probably the most important key. Check your fly box and make sure you have a few flies to match the hatch. The other great thing is they'll often hatch during the middle of the day, creating a nice bit of dry fly angling while waiting for that evening mayfly hatch. The Mothers Day Caddis hatch in Montana is often the final hatch before the inevitable spring run-off. 16-18 : Dark Olive or Dark Brown : Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats : Mid-day (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Emerger : Beatis Soft . Eric Adams’ passion for all things fishing began at an early age and he continues to pursue fish on fly around the world. Bugmeister. I had one day when the river looked good, but no fish were rising. Generally, this transition from an aquatic insect to an adult can be a terrific time to fish a caddis hatch. This is a hatch chart for the North Georgia Mountains area. He stood at Muleshoe Bend, a bow in the Firehole just upstream from the audacious oranges, yellows, and 200-degree teals of Grand Prismatic Spring. However, most often the hatch is too sparse to attract their attention. Prior to hatching, you’ll find these bugs crawling to the edge of riffles and runs, dragging their cases with them. Many of our anglers have never experienced how good the spring fishing is in Montana. Mother's Day Caddis HatchThe famed “Mothers Day Caddis” is just around the corner. Another key to a full blown hatch is weather. This may add to why so many anglers hold it in such high regard – one last hatch before the rivers flood. We always carry several large dry flies (size 4-6) or big indicators (Thingamabobber) and tie a single large Prince Nymph or King Prince 15″ from the dry/indicator. Call in sick, use up some vacation time and get on the water sometime between mid-April and the first week of May. Much of the following information is taken from earlier RiverKeeper Flies posts. Caddis Fly selection this time of year can vary in size but not so much in color. We also fish certain lakes where the preferred method is sight casting to cruising rainbows that can push 10 pounds! Floating Nymph . If there was a prime time of year for a fly angler to fish the Arkansas that time would be now through May, during the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch. Call in sick, use up some vacation time and get on the water sometime between mid-April and the first week of May. As our locals know Montana weather rarely plays fairly and a spring blizzard can certainly lower the water temps and delay the hatch. They build their houses out of the surrounding rocks where they live. The americanus are the grannoms that come later in the summer. On most streams, caddisflies hatch throughout the day. Too cold and the water temperature will never hit the magic 54-degree water temperatures and anglers will never see a full blown hatch. I was in Ellensburg, WA last week tying flies at the Washington Fly Fishing Fair. Most of a caddis’ life is spent in the larval stage inside a case, which they build from small rocks found on the stream bed. Of course, our local anglers know this well and have eagerly awaited those warmer water temperatures knowing that the trout will eat with abandon during any spring hatch, especially the Mothers Day Caddis hatch. It is definitely Brachycentrus occidentallis here on the Yellowstone as well. Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch Outlook and Tactics. These insects are … It’s a thrill to see so many caddis on the water and the … Or simply put its a fly fisher’s dream hatch! 16-18 : Black Olive or Brown Tan . I’m guessing the fish are used to seeing this mouthful and anxiously take the fly. This light nymph rig is set up with two weighted flies with the lead fly between 2 and 4 feet from a small indicator, and no additional weight added to the leader. Bonus Technique… If the Mothers Day Caddis hatch goes to epic proportions fishing becomes almost futile. January Insects Time of Month Time of Day Flies To Use General Flies All Month All Day 12-18 Prince Nymph 12-18 Hares Ear 12-18 Zug Bug 12-18 Prince Nymph 16-24 Adams Parachute Worms Eg Concentrate your fishing to back eddies and foam holes. (For some spectacular pictures of this transition, check out Arlen Thomason’s great book entitled Bug Waters). Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch Outlook and Tactics. “The Mothers Day Caddis hatch has started on the Yellowstone River!” Words that send chills up every anglers neck. Each year about this time a great natural wonder happens. Sign up and we’ll get you the latest news and updates about Montana fly fishing, plus special rates, deals, discounts and more! Alas, traditions die hard. The caddis hatches on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork are simply unbelievable. Fortunately for fly anglers Brachycentrus occidentallis (Mothers Day Caddis) has a prolonged emergence which can last many hours during mid-day and additionally last many days. Something raised my eyebrows and it’s probably just an oversight but…….Our Mother’s Day caddis here in Montana (I’m over in Clinton, by Missoula) are Brachycentrus Occidentallis……………………not Brachycentrus Americanus like your article states. On an April day, blue-winged olives will begin to hatch on cloudy days at around 40 degrees. Since the hatch is early in the season, and lasts about 3 weeks, the weather at this time of the year (late April and beginning of May) can change drastically from day to day and even hour to hour; therefore, this hatch can be very unpredictable. However, image a trout who’s spent all winter surviving the cold Montana winter, subsisting on mostly midges. Here’s a list of some of our favorite imitations (clockwise from large image). Our main focus is on the Missouri this time of year with consistent nymph fishing for trophy trout. If the weather gets too warm the mountain snows will melt and blow the river out too early and ruin the fish-ability of the hatch. It’s the caddis fly hatch, a time when the Arkansas River is frosted not with snow but with a multitude of white insects. They are a large, tasty meal for Mr. Trout. While on the river a couple of years ago, I took several photos of October Caddis still in their cases. October Caddis are available to trout as a dry fly at three key times – just after hatching, during windy days, and when females lay their eggs. The emerging insects, fully formed adults inside thin and flexible pupal skins, cut their way fr… Salmonfly mating is done during the day; they are clumsy crawlers and fliers and they wind up in the water a lot. In light of what should be one of the best Mothers Day Caddis hatches in the past few years we thought we’d give you the ultimate guide to why this hatch fills so many anglers with anticipation. October Caddis are in the final transitional stage of life as it changes from the larva to a pupa. For many, it rivals the salmon fly hatch and can most certainly be just as unpredictable. The larvae of these giant caddis … Usually, hours before the main hatch, some caddisflies begin popping out. But the October Caddis hatch isn’t one of them. It’s almost that special time of year when the fish can go crazy eating olive-bodied caddis for a few days on the Yellowstone before the river blows out. A goddard caddis is a great imitation in size #14. About the Author: These bugs are too big for the fish to ignore. Be sure to try an October Caddis dry fly along the bank in 2 to 4 feet of water with overhanging grasses, trees, or other vegetation. Craig Mathews, a genial, silver-haired fount of Yellowstone fishing advice, watched the dance from the far bank. These caddis hatch "bio-indicators" are diverse and include caddisflies that emerge prior to Brachycentrus ... About the time caddis begin to emerge, significant leafing occurs in riparian vegetation and increasing air temperatures produce spring-like conditions. During an amazing caddis hatch on the Madison River some time ago, I happened upon fly fishing’s foremost caddis expert who is now sadly no longer with us, “Mr. It looked as though someone had collected all of them and left the cases in a pile. This is an important time for trout to put on some much-needed weight which will sustain them through the annual spring run-off. In fact, I’ve seen several flitting around lately and thought it might be a good time to provide an update to the blog post I wrote in previous years. As the day progresses and the water temperatures warm switch to a dry rigged with a short dropper of 12-18″. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Caddis hatches on Wisconsin's spring creeks can be very heavy and often last for months providing some of the best and most dependable fishing of the year. I’ve recently added it to my fly pattern sheets. They are known to hatch at night when it’s illegal for us to fish. We also recommend a few smaller caddis in sizes #16 and #18 to fish during non-hatch … I enjoy blind-casting a dry fly and I’ve had good luck with the Morrish October Caddis or my own RiverKeeper October Caddis. Even when they do start feeding, however, the trout seldom rise to grab a natural from the surface. A full-blown Mothers Day Caddis hatch involves several components, especially on the Yellowstone River. 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