Fran Betters on New York's Green Drake Hatch

June 20, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

The late Fran Betters, angling and tying legend on the West Branch of the Ausable River, describes the local green drake hatch in a post-published article in today’s Press Republican. “This hatch usually lasts from a week to ten days and the trout feed on both the dun stage of the fly and the spinners. During this period, there are other hatches occurring on the river as well. You will most likely see lots of Caddis along with some Gray Foxes and Light Cahills.’