Realistic Cicada Fly
Our Realistic Cicada Fly is a very faithful replica of a real-life insect. The segmented body has been designed so it imitates the cicada stout body shape, including the big head and bulgy, prominent eyes. A pair of light, membranous wings adds to the authenticity of this pattern. The colors have been carefully chosen to mimic the ones found on real cicadas. Three pairs of short, flexible, rubber legs were added to finish the look. The materials are of a great quality and were crafted so the pattern has the correct weight. When this Realistic Cicada Fly hits the water, it will splash the same way the real one does. This is a really effective pattern and will definitely bring some great action to your summer fly fishing. The size of this fly, its looks and authentic way it behaves when in water will provoke some aggressive strikes. Make sure you have a couple of these in your flybox.
Realistic Cicada Fly comes in a range of color combinations: Orange, Gold, Brown, Green, Tan, Yellow, Gray and a hook size #10.
Cicada Fly Fishing
Cicada belongs to a family of true bugs (order Hemiptera) and are most famous for their high-pitched ‘singing’. They are one of the longest-lived insects in the world. Most of them use their singing at night to avoid predators and to attract females. They are large insects (usually 2-5 cm in length), with stout bodies, broad heads, two pairs of membranous wings, big, prominent compound eyes (set wide apart on the sides of the head) and short antennae. The thorax is made of three segments. They cannot jump and are a bit clumsy fliers. Typically, they live in trees and feed on sap. They lay their eggs in little grooves in the trees. When they hatch from eggs they fall on the ground and spend most of their life as nymphs (as long as 15-17 years), underground. When ready, nymphs will climb up the tree where they will emerge to adults. There, they will mate. After mating, these insects fall to the ground, where they can become a prey for the hungry trout. As these are good-size meals, cicadas are great pattern to fish during warm summer days. Great places would be sections with overhanging trees where cicadas reside. Long dead-drifting with a bit of twitching would be the best technique to use when fly fishing cicadas. Trout will even more eagerly take cicada pattern below the surface than one floating on top.