|The Contented Angler
Amy & Joe Gablick
Local Pa fishing
06/20/08 - Fishing the Cicadas on the Little Juniata River.
It's not everyday that you need 2X tippet to turn your dry fly over
when fishing in Pa, but nothing is normal when these insects are
around. The Cicadas certainly made their noisy presece known
and when I hooked a trout on the second cast, I knew we were in for
some fun. Trout relish this meal so much that we had no refusals on
the 2X Seaguar flourocarbon.
Near evening, the sound of the cicadas faded and some Lt. Cahills
made an appearance with the smaller trout chasing the emergers. I
changed my leader and took one on a soft hackle and another at
the end of the day on a Stenonema nymph in the fast water. It isn't
often you experience this kind of fishing and I hope you get to do it.
Even though this river takes an extreme pounding, the trout
are in excellent condition and there is plenty of water to fish.
All trout were released unharmed and swam away like they
weren't even hooked.
|There were also egg-laying golden stoneflies and some
caddis that I couldn't identify, but these fish were used to
eating a big meal. If you fish the Cicadas, a 9ft. or 10ft.
leader tapered to 2 or 3X should be fine. Actually, a
straight piece of 2X right off the fly line might do the job.
|If you really want to get to know this great river,
contact Eric Stroup for expert guiding service.
|Please wade in HERE for more.