Dry Flies of Spring

May 8, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“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.