Get it while you can

by Brian Zinger on October 21, 2012

If you haven’t noticed there is a hatch going on! It happens every October when the farmers start to cut there corn. Many anglers fail to recognize it or consider fishing it. It’s the Corn beetle(lady bug, stink bug) hatch. It’s much like the Flying ant hatch of the summer. It dosen’t last long and on a windy day when they’re in the air it can cause fish to feed pretty well on them. This week will be a good time to throw an imitation.
Many river in the area are still high and dirty from the all day rain event we had Friday. I received 1.7 inches from the system. Small and mid size streams will clean up quickly, which is great because that’s where the best fishing has been. The week ahead looks great for conditions to improve and mid day will continue to be the best time with afternoon temps in the low 60’s. That is incredible weather for the last 10 days of the regular season.

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Larry Gaska October 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

I saw the great LLS you caught in the ADK’s on the Ausable River 2 Fly Shop site.
Congratulations! I am not familiar with the White 3 River Streamer and could not find it on your site. Can you give a description or receipe?
I live in Hudson Falls, N.Y. and am quite familiar with the streams you mentioned.
Again nice fish!

Brian Z. October 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hi Larry,
Thanks for the congrats on that LLS. He was awesome, and he absolutely pounded that 3 river streamer. The original fly is simply tied on a size 10 2x long hook. Attach the tip of a marabou feather at the bend and wrap forward stroking the fibers back as you go. Then attach the tip of a Mallard flank feather just behind the eye and wrap twice pushing those fibers back. When making your head make a couple wraps over the mallard feather to keep them back and for durability. The fly I used that day had one other variation added which I would be happy to send you a few of @ $2.50 each. Let me know and good luck getting after them this fall.

Best Fishes,


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