This is a superhatch in the West. Gary LaFontaine had a self-proclaimed obsession with Dicosmoecus, and he devotes several pages of Caddisflies to stressing the importance of its larvae, pupae, and adults. He wrote:
The question for fly fishermen seeking big trout is: "Which insects provide the best opportunity for catching such fish?" My list would be: Giant Orange Sedge (Dicosmoecus sp.), Salmon Fly (Pteronarcys californica, a stonefly), and the Michigan Mayfly (Hexagenia limbata). Dicosmoecus is the most important -- and the contest is not even close.
There are 2 more specimens...
|Troutnut||August 22nd, 2006, 7:42 pm|
|There's a good topic with people sharing their experiences with Dicosmoecus over at the Washington Fly Fishing Forum.|
|Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.|
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
|Taxon||August 22nd, 2006, 11:40 pm|
Site EditorPlano, TX
In case you're not familiar with the cast of characters on WFF, that particular thread drew several pretty savvy members. Preston is Preston Singletary a columnist with Flyfishing & Tying Journal. Smamla (as in S. malma) is Curt Kramer, a retired WDFW fisheries biologist and renowned Bull Trout enthusiast.
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