Cicada. The word grabs the attention of any fly angler within earshot. Fly shops buzz with anticipation weeks before the first bug even emerges. The word rolls off the tongue and has a pleasant sound, doesn’t it? “Sih-KAYYY-daaa.”
The word generally means it’s time to wet-wade and fish large terrestrials to large trout. But this isn’t the case across the country; bass, carp and other species also key in on the succulent, protein-laden creatures.
Truth be told, the word extends to 100 cicada species found in North America and almost 2,000 varieties throughout the world. From New Zealand to Utah they are a “hatch” anglers take note of.
This and 13 other articles can be found in the 2010 Issue of Hatches Magazine(will be published September 1st)