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Tag: Hatch

Gear Review: Hatch Nomad 2 Plier

Every so often, a product is released and it becomes a standard-bearer. This is the case with the Hatch Nomad 2 fishing plier. Design, materials, machining tolerances, assembly and finishing are equal to that of reels in the four-figure range. The plier body is balanced, lightweight, and ergonomic and features a perfectly calibrated auto-tensioner that...

Figuring Out the Local Hatch

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: My job involves lots of road travel, and I always keep my fishing gear with me so I can pull over and fish streams that look trouty. But my territory covers almost a quarter of the country, so I’m not always familiar with local hatches. Is there a quick way to get a sense...

Windows of Opportunity

A few weeks ago I was preparing to fish the evening hatch on a fertile mountain river.  I shared my beat—an pocky expanse of prime dry fly water some 400 yards long—with one other angler.  We both hit the water at the same time—around 6pm.  Knowing from the previous few days' experience that my prime window of opportunity would begin at 8:15 and...

When The Hatch Is Over

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: What do you do when you’re fishing a hatch (BWOs, caddis, etc.) and then it’s over—the bugs stop appearing and the fish stop rising? Is it time to pack up and go home, or are there ways to keep catching those fish after the hatch has ended? Bob J., Salt Lake City, UT...

Fall Baetis For Trout

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I have always assumed that fall fishing in the Rockies was all about streamers, but I’ve seen guys on Internet boards talking about fall Baetis hatches. I thought Baetis was a spring bug. Is it the same thing? Joe F., Los Angeles, CA Answer: Well, yes and no. The Baetis...

Video: New Hatch Outdoors Reel,The Two Plus

John Torok of Hatch Outdoors gives MidCurrent the skinny on the company's newest lightweight trout reel called the Two Plus.

Fly Fishing Jazz: Am I Blue?

Well, if I’m a bug or a baitfish, a worm or a leech that trout like to eat, odds are, I am not blue. In fact, you can turn over a million rocks in a river, and (unfortunately) you’re more likely to encounter a blue bottle cap or other piece of debris than something that’s bright blue. I’m not talking about Blue Dun blue, or Blue-winged Olive blue...

2012 Fly Reels

PLAIN AND SIMPLE, 2012 is not a year for revolutionary drag systems, spool designs, or materials when it comes to fly reels. What we see a lot in next year's reel models are mostly extensions of good ideas and redesigns of time-proven features. Tibor has extended the very successful design of the Signature series into the tarpon market with the 11-12...

Keeper: The Dead Cow Department

THE BANKS OF a Hampshire chalkstream are a great place to meet unusual and eccentric people from all walks of life. Over past few years I’ve had opportunity to fish with all manner of humankind: the rich and the famous, captains of industry, sportsmen, politicians, and plenty of so-called celebrities. The great majority of them were very nice; even some...

Anticipating a Caddisfly Hatch

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...