Termite Hatch

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jack Devlin, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    The Termite Hatch is on along Puget Sound beaches. The cutthroat like em.
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  2. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    Yeah, been seeing a few flyin' around the deck here in Silverdale the last few nights.
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Yup, here too.
  4. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Masses of them up in the san juans the last few days. Didn't really get on the water to see if there were fishing looking to them, but wish I had.

    Anyone ever toss termite flies to try and get them? I would imagine an EHC could do the trick.

  5. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Noticed a bunch last weekend and the next morning the woods sounded like the hum of a transformer.
  6. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    IMG_1459.jpeg I've been fishing these patterns the last few years. Craft foam body floats. Wings cut from nylon. Rust brown thread. Crude ties but they work when conditions are right with offshore breeze late afternoon when sun is still out.
    Fun when the cutts are there feeding.

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  7. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    Those look good to me. I would take them if I was a Sea Run.
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Now that is not a bug I would have ever thought of as fish food on saltwater. So a traditional golden stone pattern might do in a pinch?
  9. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

    You can just use an orange stimulator
  10. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    I like those flys Jack! Looks like they lie a little deeper in the surface, and the fish are really going to see that profile. I have been using a variation of the October Caddis for this time of year when so many termites are around. This version is more on the October Caddis side of things; tied with "Skips October Caddis" dubbing (by Arizona dubbing), and elk hair gleaned from rubbed trees etc., along the Hoh valley trails where I walk in the winter seasons. I also tie these with a reddish brown thread and dubbing, and darker grayish deer hair wings. Yes Keith Cahill, Stimulators work very well for this imitation! I grease them up and skate them like a cork. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com

  11. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    Those look like they would make a good cranefly imitation for the rivers too, Bob.
    Good on ya' for re-cycling the found elk hair too! I used to gather mountain goat hair from the brush in the alpine and use that on streamers, worked well.
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  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Last weekend, we watched our resident bat population feeding on them... like a salmonfly hatch for trout :D