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GutcutterSeptember 8th, 2011, 6:40 pm

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Is this the same large caddis that hatches in early October in Central PA? I don't recall them being that "orange", but the size is about right.
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TaxonSeptember 8th, 2011, 7:55 pm
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Dicosmoecus is a genus found in the Pacific (NW and SW). You may be thinking of Pycnopsyche, a fall emerger in PA.
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Roger Rohrbeck
SayfuSeptember 8th, 2011, 7:57 pm
Posts: 560Dunno about Penn., but sure looks like Dicosmoecus that hatches out on many of our Western rivers. A popular steelhead pattern is an elk-haired skittered, swinging dry tied with a burnt orange body is how we describe the body color..tied on a #6 steelhead hook, or there abouts. It is also a very popular pattern for trout in a slightly smaller pattern fished mainly dead drifted. I generally see the adults on the water later in the day.

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