"Tourist Hatches"

Ken Allen talks phenology and suggest Maine should follow the lead of other states in touting the dates of fly hatches to grab more business from anglers. “For example, during most years on my home river, a tiny water, red quills (Ephemerella subvaria) start hatching in early afternoon around May 7 and kick off the spring’s first consistent dry-fly fishing. It has always astounded me how predictable this hatch can be on this water. The emergence begins when water reaches about 53 degrees Fahrenheit and red trilliums bloom on drab banks before the greening starts.” In the Kennebec Journal.

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