The caddis is also commonly known as the sedge! The Caddisflies, (Trichopetra) or sedges can be found anywhere there is fresh water. Mostly nocturnal, the adults hide in vegetation during the hours of daylight and are hard to find. Mating takes place at dusk, either in flight or on vegetation. We often see a caddisfly skating across rivers and stillwaters through the year.
Caddisflies Fly Fishing Techniques
Because they are seen skating in bursts across waters we should do the same with our fishing flies. Cast single caddis flies using tapered leaders and twitch retrieve the caddisfly, pull it 12 inches then stop, this mimics the natural caddisfly. Another deadly alternative is to suspend buzzers or diawl bach flies below the caddis as they are highly buoyant, we call the the banker rigs as it is so deadly. Check out our rigs and techniques blog post for more details and backgrounder to these superb flies.