Gary LaFontaine, a guide, instructor and lecturer, was author of The Dry Fly: New Angles,Trout Flies: Proven Patterns, All About Flies and many other influential fly fishing books and magazine articles.
HATCH — a magic word. What is hatching? Many fly fishermen travel hundreds of miles to fish a stream or lake when a particular insect is emerging. The appearance of a major mayfly, stonefly, or caddisfly becomes an event, even a ritual, that anglers in an area wait for each season. The change from larva or nymph to adult (with an intermediate pupal stage...