Locusts Change Of Pace
July 8, 2021
The locusts are all but gone now. (Yes, I know the proper name for the big bugs that emerged this year for the first time in 17 years is "cicada." However, the "old timers" of my youth called them locusts. So, to me, locusts they remain.)
Anyhow, the large emergence of Brood X locusts that occurred during June on several streams provided a nice change of pace from my normal early summer nymph-fishing, which is generally the most effective method of summer fly-fishing.
This year, I had anticipated the emergence of Brood X locusts and was ready for it. I had tied some locust dry flies and had...