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    Default Do we fishermen/fly tiers rely too much on horizontal views of our flies?

    A fishing friend (and many others) suggest, for example, that the X-Caddis can be taken as much for a mayfly as a caddis fly.

    I think, to the extent this happens, the trout are taking the fly as a caddis even though there may not be caddis on the water. Caddis are somewhat ubiquitous during most of the mayfly hatching season.

    I think that while an X-Caddis, dressed like a particular mayfly, may look to us a bit like a mayfly............





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    ut, I think the telltale tent-like appearance from the trout's view pretty much identify it as a caddis pattern to the trout.





    I know many, including my fishing friend will disagree, it is my belief. If I remember to do so, I will try to test this out this June/July. Problem is, when I am fishing to a mayfly hatch, I get too excited to start experimenting..........Know what I mean?
    Last edited by Byron haugh; 03-26-2014 at 08:20 PM.

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