Well if you haven't heard yet, you will soon. Starting about May I suspect. The year "2011" is the comeback year for the 13-year Periodic Cicada across the Ozarks. If you think back to 1998 you will remember that they sure are noisy critters. They are also one of those opportunistic bugs that the trout, bass and bluegill just seem to love.
13-year Periodic Cicada
I was asked the other day to come up with a cicada fly that I could teach at an upcoming class. Most that I found were either too complex for a beginning tier or they were too simplistic and looked like a chernobyl hopper. So I sat down with the photograph above...after a couple of drink and several mistakes this is what I came up with. I am really interested in what all my fly tying fiends think about it...Will it work? I put a little bit of orange on the top to help you see the fly.