Awaiting the Green Drake

May 29, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Hints of the approaching green drake hatch have Pennsylvanian anglers panting. “The giant mayfly is much easier to identify than most of the smaller sized ‘bugs’trout eat. Look for a chalky white body and what may appear as pure white wings from a distance; the wings actually have a light brushing of light green. The light cahill in flight may cause some confusion, but once you see a green drake, you will be able to identify it with ease. It’s a lot larger than the largest of cahills, and the body is much thicker.” Dave Wolf in the Lebanon Daily News.