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The Cicada and Lace Moth.
Mon 17th September, 2012


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We're back on Taupahi Road this time at Creel Tackle and to round off the series a couple of dry flies from " Scotty " and Steve. Again they wanted to plumb for caddis but after I explained that was a case of " join the queue " they came up with two very good second choices ... the Cicada and Passion Vine Hopper. Both of these terrestrials first appear in significant numbers at roughly the same time, usually between January and March but this can vary depending on climatic conditions. There is already information about the Cicada on the site, click on the Quick Guides link, then 2010 and open ...
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The Elk Hair Caddis.
Tue 4th September, 2012


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This week we're on the other side of the mall at Greig Sports and its the turn of Tim Healey to recommend a dry fly for the Tongariro. Tim's choice another sedge pattern ... the Elk Hair Caddis. This legendary dry fly had an equally legendary inventor Al Troth who sadly died recently age 82 in Montana where he guided for many years. He came up with the fly in 1957 and originally intended it to be an emerger pattern. But because elk hair is hollow and floats so well it made its mark as a dry fly. At the very least many regard it as the best adult caddis imitation ever thought up and even if cad ...
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