As usual, the little grannom (Mothers Day) caddisflies have made their appearance on the first relatively warm, sunny day in April. There were fair numbers out on the river today. Water temperature was the highest I've measured yet this year at 45 degrees. Last year, the grannoms first appeared locally on April 1, a sunny day when air temps were in the low 50's and water temperature was 45-46. With lots of sun and air temps near 70 predicted for the next few days, look for the superhatches when bugs carpet the water. And lots of unabashed bug porn.
Competing with the incredible numbers of real bugs can be frustrating, but size 14-16 soft hackles have been good producers for me during this hatch.