Early-Season Go-To Flies

March 27, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the Detroit Free Press, Eric Sharp says forget about trying to match the indecipherable early season hatch — carry little black stoneflies, BWOs, Hendricksons, some caddis and a few Adamses and you’ll be just fine. “If it turns out that the river you fish requires an imitation of a bow-legged yellow pine borer in size 21, you can buy some at the local fly shop. Otherwise, get out on the stream, see what’s hatching and pull something out of your box that’s close.”