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Caddisfly Species Hydropsyche californica (Spotted Sedge)

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***Spotted Sedge
Hydropsyche californica together with Hydropsyche occidentalis (both commonly referred to as Spotted Sedge or Spotted Caddis) are the most important Hydropsychidae in the West. It can also be stated that they are arguably the most important western hatches of any kind, at least to the trout if not anglers. On freestone rivers and streams their numbers can be truly astounding. This is especially so on tailwaters.  

Where & When

Region: West

Time Of Year (?): Highly variable; can be found on the water from early spring to early fall, depending on location

Distributed throughout the West, but their concentrations are highest in the West Coast states.

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