View Full Version : October Caddis

09-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Anyone know of streams that have these big bugs? I've had October Caddis on the brain since seeing the nice serendipity pattern in the latest FFR mag. I know they're in the Hiwasssee but what about any of the smaller streams?


Hugh Hartsell
09-28-2011, 06:54 PM
You'll find them on Little River, particularly around Elkmont. They are on the Oconaluftee, Deep Creek, and several others. Good luck.

09-29-2011, 08:13 AM
I saw 2 of them on the little river above Elkmont yesterday. They were big....size 8 or 10. Never seems to be a very prolific hatch in the smokies.

Rog 1
10-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Check your camp lanterns around Elkmont in the evenings....those big bugs are everywhere

10-04-2011, 07:07 PM
I have seen some decent hatches of October caddis on the Tellico. I did OK with a #10 pale orange EHC.