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The Cicadas ar Coming

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So the cicadas are coming.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/cicada ... _57126c8fe4b0060ccda37223

Question: can anyone point me to a good pattern? The last brood that came through, Greg Hoover (PSU entomology dept) had a pattern written up in Tyer's Mag". Any leads would be great. It was great fishing them on Spring Creek. The fish would go bonkers for them

Posted on: 2016/4/17 8:31


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http://www.cicadamania.com/where.html



Have to dust off the archives and see. I still have a bunch left over so I may not have to tie any.

Thanks for the heads-up.

Looks like that brood is more Ohio, WV, SW PA.

Posted on: 2016/4/17 8:50


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I used this one 2 years ago, I think it was, when the last big invasion happened. Since it's the only one I've ever used, I can't compare it to any others. It just catch some trout for me though.

http://www.thargrove.com/patterns/cicada.html

Posted on: 2016/4/17 8:55


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Cicadas, carp, and a 6 weight equals fun.

Posted on: 2016/4/17 10:38


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Brood 5 looks like it will emerge in only a tiny portion of SW PA...that's a bummer.

Posted on: 2016/4/17 10:46


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Loren Williams Pattern is a killer. It is all I used a few years ago when they were held up in Carbon County.

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+1

Loren's pattern is simple and very effective. No need to get all fancy with a pattern. Where the fish are keyed in on them, they have the feed bag on...

http://loren.teamfreestone.com/tutori ... y-flies/periodical-cicada

This shady character even caught a Buckwha lightnin' troot on one!

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Posted on: 2016/4/17 20:39


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Hers the central PA cicada and pattern from FFP. What an emergence!! 2008 brood


[url=Cicada 08 photo image_13.jpeg]Cicada ffp [/url]

Posted on: 2016/4/18 8:47
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Google Blane Chocklett's cicada. I tie a simpler version of it, but the key is making sure that you have a dense enough foam to really make that fly "plop" into the water. After the emergence gets going good, the plops are what the fish key on, and the competition results in pretty explosive strikes. I've not fished them for trout before, but the smallies go bat$hit crazy for them.

Posted on: 2016/4/18 11:14


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First thing I would say is make sure they're coming to you. When I tied these it sounded like my streams would be in the middle of a cicada explosion. Missed by quite a few miles. Not a bad smallie fly though if they're on top.

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Posted on: 2016/4/18 20:28


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They're well worth the drive if I do say so myself. I wouldn't travel more than a few hours to fish them, but for those who have never experienced it, it's well worth the time.

Posted on: 2016/4/19 9:54


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A few years ago when there was a different something-or-another-year cicada going on, I picked one up and walked to the edge of the creek. I was not fishing but I thought it would be interesting to toss a cicada in to a pool I knew held some hungry trout. The cicada SUNK like a rock!! I was surprised. So if these things are not buoyant, why all the floating imitations?

Posted on: 2016/4/19 13:58


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I fished a Brookie stream in Carbon Co. a few years ago during the emergence. They were everywhere and I thought I remember them floating. I remember some dink Brookies attempting to eat them, and some of the larger ones with them in their gullet. We just fished the usual Brookie attractor type stuff and caught plenty of fish that day, FWIW in terms of fly selection. Granted they were Brookies and Brookies tend to eat anything. Not sure if in a more selective situation with Browns whether they’d key in on them specifically to where you’d need to fish a precise imitation or not.

Posted on: 2016/4/19 14:25


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the noise they make is unbelievable.

where was the Map ? any near SEPA ?


Posted on: 2016/4/19 14:46
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I just looked it up and it appears most of you are dreaming. This year is brood 5 and it will hit extreme Western PA, but we will see some of them over here in Flatlandia.


link to maps

Posted on: 2016/4/19 15:12
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