Dry Flies of Spring

“In my teens, the lack of a stream thermometer kept me from realizing that 53 degrees was a key temperature for the first major hatch, but red trilliums tipped me off to the beginning of this mayfly event, a lovely blossom that blooms before leaves have fully unfurled in the above canopy.”  Ken Allen writes about his discovery of the first mayflies of spring in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

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