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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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I was admiring it myself, thinking it was a HUGE brookie. But I think you're right, bull trout.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Yes, it was a bull and I was quite surprised. A real beauty.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Carp go crazy over cicadas. I've seen them get right out in the middle of the stream, right in the current, and feeding on cicadas coming down in the drift.

And if a cicada drifted past it, they would wheel around and chase the cicadas downstream and hit them.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Wow, what an apprpriate day to ressurect a thread.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Earlier today in the Beginner forum someone posted a link to an article on cicadas. National Geographic is expecting a lot to emerge this year along the east coast.

Posted on: 2013/3/31 20:43


Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Nice, let's get tying!

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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In 2011, Penn State published an interesting article on Cicadas.

Periodical Cicada - Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus)

About 2/3rds down the page there's a hatch chart by year and county. Here's an excerpt for 2013:

Table 1. Timetable of expected appearances of the periodical cicada in Pennsylvania.


Year(s) Brood No.

2013 (2030) II

Counties in Which They May Emerge
Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, and Wyoming Counties; last emerged in 1996

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Here's a site with a map highlighting some historical data regarding the upcoming brood with projections for the year as well.

http://www.magicicada.org/about/brood_pages/broodII.php

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First you guys get an early opening day and now you get all the cicadas for 2013. Sheesh, talk about greedy.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?


Yes. Caught the biggest fish that I ever caught on a fly rod with a cicada pattern.


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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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OK, that wasn't the fish.

Caught a huge grass carp which I promptly released. Measured approx 42 inches.

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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FD if it was a grass carp, how come it ate a cicada? :D

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Re: Anybody Ever Fished A Cicada Fly?

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FD if it was a grass carp, how come it ate a cicada? :D


Because some dickhead put a herbicide in that private lake that killed all the weeds so he didn't have to touch those icky things when he water-skied. Sore subject, and the lake never fully recovered. Grass carp will eat other things if hungry enough.

Either that or he might have thought it was a mulberry. I was wet wading and casting under trees.

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After reading and hearing so much about these things, hope to get a chance to fish if and when they're on the water. Never have.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/20 ... generates-early-buzz?lite


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After reading and hearing so much about these things, hope to get a chance to fish if and when they're on the water. Never have.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/20 ... generates-early-buzz?lite



I'm amazed that some have emerged already in PA. It seems very early.

Posted on: 2013/4/10 12:55



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