|Kootenai in Idaho at "Picnic Island"|
|Nice Kootenai Cutbow|
There is a rumor that in October and November the Mighty Kootenai gives rise to a mega hatch of mega "moths" which may or may not be a moth. It looks to me to be a very large caddis or a "mega" caddis. Any way you slice it, the waters have cooled significantly and the flow is back to normal early summer levels of after the sturgeon flush.
|Kootenai below Leonia, ID ghost town.|
Anyway back to the GIANT CADDIS in the fall. There are multiple patterns that will work here but all must be tied on a size #8 hook or larger. One could go with a male adams, adams irresistible, grey wulff, YSF stinger, stimulator or even a purple haze. Just make sure they are BIG and BULKY. Fish them dry with Albolene floatant and drop a midge off--suggest a small San Juan or pheasant tail to start. Exchange out often if not effective.
Hard takes, tight lines and screaming reels forever.