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Tag: 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...

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...