The October Caddis is one of the biggest hatches of the year, rivaling the spring Salmon fly hatch in many cases. These are big orange beautiful bugs that offer anglers a great opportunity to catch a trophy sized trout, often said by the legend Gary LaFontaine. Because of the size in numbers of this hatch, and size of the bug itself fish will key in heavily to these insects in a variety of life cycle stages.
These will begin to hatch as the colors on the leaves begin to change, and their vibrant colors magically blend into the beauty of which we call fall.
In the West they're called an October Caddis “Dicosmoecus”, and in the East you have its twin the Great Autumn Brown Sedge “Pycnopsyche”. These two so closely mimic one another they are often mistaken as the same bug. You definitely want to have a few of these in your box ready to go every fall. Being prepared is a major factor in ones success on the water. Make sure and have some CDC Biot Body Caddis in your box at all times. This pattern is on the top ten caddis patterns for Fly Fish Food, and Curtis is the one who inspired this pattern variation of ours.
Body: Natures Spirit Rusty Orange Wild Barred Turkey Biot
Wing: Natures Spirit Medium Slate Dun CDC
Hackle: Whiting Farms Coachman Brown Saddle
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