CA Cicada Pattern with Maxima
Chameleon 0x - 2x tippet.  You need
this to cast this big fly.  The fish are
not the least bit particular when you
fish these!
The Contented Angler
147 Jefferson Avenue
Lower Burrell,  Pa. 15068


Fishing Cicadas - Okay,  you already know that there isn't going to be
any technical nonsense at The Contented Angler and realizing that
there are 3,000 species and annual,  7 year,  13 year and 17 year
emergences,  and the size depends on the climate,  I'm not going to
over research these.  Remember what Einstein said:
"Any intelligent
fool can make something more complicated"
So let's start with the setup. A 5 or 6wt will make the casting more
enjoyable and since this large fly has plenty of foam on top and is
tied on a 3xl size 2 - 4 nymph hook, some 0 - 2X Maxima Chameleon
tippet will serve you well.  The fish are not the least bit fussy during
this emergence!  Something big hits the water and they're on it!
If you hear the Cicadas in the trees,   you can be sure they will hit this
fly and they will hit it days after the Cicadas are gone!  See the page
CA Cicada

Hook:  Size 6 - 8, 3x long. Not a light
wire dry fly hook.
Black 4 - 5mm foam.
Wing: Orange dyed deer body hair.
and fl. orange crystal flash.
Legs: Orange and black tarantula legs.
You can also tie this with orange body
with black foam pulled over the top.