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David Knapp
06-03-2011, 12:05 AM
I've been tying up cicadas the last couple of evenings. Lots of the bugs around so I'm sure the fish are noticing in the areas that have them. I've searched around for cicada patterns and found some good ones but still interested in more ideas. Anyone have any good patterns they would care to share? Pictures are encouraged...:cool:

silvercreek
06-03-2011, 11:59 AM
Tie them with spent wings and orange legs. They land on the water with their wings out.

flyman
06-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Splat!:biggrin:
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i16/nepal_flyfishing_guru/cicada.jpg

Heavynets
06-03-2011, 01:36 PM
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/locus/IMG_0070.jpg

Heavynets
06-03-2011, 01:39 PM
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/locus/IMG_0060.jpg

No Hackle
06-03-2011, 01:40 PM
I've tied all mine stealth bomber style. You can still add the staight pin eyes which are very prominate on the real bug. I also agree with the splayed wings thing. Good observation with the real bugs.
Lynn

silvercreek
06-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Here is a link to a good pattern on Hatches magazine. The ones I'm seeing around here do not have much orange underneath. I fished an all black bodied one yesterday and had only one fish I showed it to refuse to take it. They do have very distinct orange legs.
http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2011/05/18/periodical-cicada-by-loren-williams/

David Knapp
06-03-2011, 04:02 PM
Here is a link to a good pattern on Hatches magazine. The ones I'm seeing around here do not have much orange underneath. I fished an all black bodied one yesterday and had only one fish I showed it to refuse to take it. They do have very distinct orange legs.
http://hatchesmagazine.com/blogs/Hatches/2011/05/18/periodical-cicada-by-loren-williams/

That pattern is almost identical to the one I've been tying, especially last evening.

Anyone experiment on identical patterns except with and without eyes? I'm curious if the fish care that much...

silvercreek
06-03-2011, 04:11 PM
No eyes on mine, and it worked great. When the trout sees that distinctive shape and those big ole wings, it comes for it. The fact that most of these bugs buzz like crazy on the water means a little twitching of the fly is a good thing. They are winding down, so I suggest you show them what you've tied. You'll have 13 years to come up with the perfect pattern.

Troutman
06-03-2011, 10:55 PM
I'm like Lynn. I enjoy fishing stealth bombers and the cicada bomber is in my fly box.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/cicadasb2.jpg

flyman
06-08-2011, 09:59 PM
Those are some nice looking bugs Troutman and Heavynets. :biggrin: Stealth bomber is hard to beat, and I really like the shape of your bug Heavynets.