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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Rookie question

The Kid and I are trying to learn.


Fished Fishing Creek in Columbia county near Benton Saturday.


There was a hatch of small (very) bugs coming off and fish were rising.


He thought they were white, (I thought dirty brown, but I am color blind)..


We did not have anything that small in our box.


Any thoughts on what they might be?


Any help is appreciated.

I prefer my kid hunt and fish rather than steal and deal,
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 04:46 PM
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Sulpher May flies maybe.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 06:31 PM
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Cahills - go with a white or cream colored mayfly size 14 or 16
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 07:07 PM
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Cahills are usually June flies. Most likely Trico mayflies if they were fairly small and not midges, which are super tiny.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 11:12 PM
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What time of day? Likely tricos if they were late morning. They have a dark body but due to their wings, can look completely white while in flight.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 10:31 AM
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If they are super small either tricos or midges. If it was later afternoon or evening more than likely midges as the tricos are mainly a first thing deal.
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It was morning ~ 8 am.


Ordered a bunch of Tricos in 22-24 might get to try them next weekend.




Thanks everyone.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 08:57 AM
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In the summer, terrestrial patterns such as ants, beetles and inchworms are very effective.

Using these is often more effective than trying to fish the tiny flies.

In the summer, patterns that imitate green inchworms are probably the most effective patterns of all. In the fly shops these are sometimes called Inchworms, but more often referred to as the Green Weenie.

Also, tan caddis, in sizes 14, 16, and 18 are good all through the season, including the summer. The size I use the most is size 16.

Also, for fishing the evening rise, when you see trout rising at dusk, but aren't sure what they are rising to, try using Rusty Spinners, or Sulphur spinners, size 16.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2018, 01:08 PM
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I have not been on fishing creek in about 7 or 8 years, but I remember tricos were usually out about this time of the year. With my eye site now I don't know if I could even see a trico anymore.
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