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LastchanceFebruary 18th, 2008, 2:49 pm
Portage, PA

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Can anyone recommend light and dark Cahill nymph patterns for Western PA. I'm kind of lost on these nymphs. Are they a brownish-olive color? I guess it depends on stream bottom coloration. I know they are part of the same family as the March Brown. Would they be tied in sizes 12 & 14 2x? Any help will be appreciated.
TroutnutFebruary 18th, 2008, 4:43 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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There are about a million mayfly species known as light or dark cahills, and there's quite a bit of variety in their nymphs. The more specific you can get about the exact hatches you want to match, the better -- rivers, time of year, size/color of adults, etc. Quite a few people here have enough local PA knowledge they might be able to help you, but just going by PA cahills isn't enough.
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JADFebruary 18th, 2008, 4:56 pm
Alexandria Pa

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Lastchance February 18th, 2008, 5:49 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 4 Can anyone recommend light and dark Cahill nymph patterns for Western PA. I'm kind of lost on these nymphs. Are they a brownish-olive color? I guess it depends on stream bottom coloration. I know they are part of the same family as the March Brown. Would they be tied in sizes 12 & 14 2x? Any help will be appreciated.
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Portage PA

HI Lastchance
I fish the same general area your located. I tie mine like a PT with a cream thorax and a dark wing case. 14 or 16 should do it. Sometimes I do well on a emerger, same general pattern with antron (Deer hair) short wing.

John


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,

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