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Tag: Hatch

Understanding Trout Rise Forms

With dry fly season fully underway, I thought it was a good time to remind everyone of the importance of learning about and understanding rise forms. You can learn a ton from the way a trout eats off the water's surface, and decoding those rise forms can often mean the difference between success and failure during a big hatch. The details are all in this...

How to Predict a Stonefly "Hatch"

"Fools define hatches, so don't expect us to tell you there will be a great stonefly hatch on Tuesday at noon. As you'll soon discover, it isn't the hatch that offers the most exciting part of a stonefly event. Through the decades there have been trends that we've noticed while chasing great fly fishing during the various stonefly hatch windows. From the...

Outdoors Companies Join Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Major outdoors companies, ranging from Patagonia to Columbia, have signed on to support a lawsuit against the Trump administration's efforts to roll back portions of the Clean Water Act. This news comes to us from Hatch Magazine, and as is usual with Hatch, the article is factually based and straightforward. This is an important topic that all anglers...

How to Tie a Mayfly Emerger

"A real quick and effective mayfly emerger that is a great pattern to have when the hatch is on. Just adjust the hook size and color to match your hatch."

Hex Mayfly Hatches Decreasing by 84 Percent

The hex mayfly hatches of the Midwest are common knowledge, even out here in the Rockies where I live. Fishing buddies of mine from the Midwest have always shared the stories of these hatches, and it's been on my bucket list to fish one throughout the night. However, I might not get the chance to do that. According to a recent piece by Chad Shmukler...

Is Hotspotting A Real Problem?

If I had to pick one question that I receive as a fishing writer, it would be, "where did you catch that fish?" I try to keep the smartass "in the mouth" comments to myself, but it's tiring trying to explain why I don't like to share the locations of most places that I fish. Chris Hunt wrote all about this topic in a recent article for Hatch...

"Big Sky PMDs"

"Each July, I find myself heading back to my home state of Montana. Over the past 15 years, many of these trips have included an adventure with my good friend and master spring creek angler, Pete Corbett who is owner of Creekside Angling Company in Issaquah, Washington. We like to fish the Southwest region of the state. For this 2013 fly fishing trip, we...

Video Hatch: “How to Predict a Stonefly Hatch”

In this “Master Class Monday” episode from Orvis, Dave Jensen explains how to predict a stonefly hatch, as well as the best ways to fish through the hatch.

How to Fish Fingers and Shelves Pre-Hatch

There are hatch cycles and windows throughout the season as mayflies, caddis, stoneflies, midges and other insects hatch or emerge. And each one has its own conditions and parameters in a daily rhythm & response, dictating when & where a hatch may occur. Trout are keen to feed and they will move about the in-stream habitat in response to food and...

Fishing the Mother’s Day Hatch

“Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs,” writes John Way of The Tackle Shop, “huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the year.” Read a great article on preparing for fishing this hatch...