Lucky Hendricksons

There are few rivers where a swarm of Hendrickson mayflies can mate undisturbed by big trout, but according to Dave Hurteau, New York’s Battenkill is one of them. “For a flyfisherman, it’s maddening. And it was all playing out again, as usual, just this past week, as I sat streamside on a fallen log, staring into the constant cloud of mayflies in front of me, watching swallows and dragonflies pick the bugs off one by one, and waiting for a ripple to show on the dead-still water.” In Field & Stream.

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