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Tag: hatches

"The Heather Hatch" (Wales)

"At a height of 1,200 feet, the 920 acre Llyn Brenig is recognised as one of the best top-of-the-water fisheries in the UK. The most anticipated hatches by anglers on Llyn Brenig is the Bibio Marci / Heather Fly which typically hatches during the months of July and August. Wayne Jones takes to the banks of Llyn Brenig in search of the infamous Heather Fly...

Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing Hatches

This fascinating video explores the details of insect hatches and their importance to trout as a source of food. The four key hatches Tom Rosenbauer discusses are: Mayflies, Caddis, Midges and Stoneflies. Choosing the right fly, leader setups, presentation techniques and much more are covered by this educational video.It also includes incredibly detailed...

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...

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...

Colorado Small Stream Fly Fishing *TRAILER* by Todd Moen

The production of “Small Stream Colorado” took me into the heart of John Denver’s renown Rocky Mountain high country near the Taylor River Lodge. Together with my wife and work partner, Kelley, I met up with Eleven Experience’s Colorado Fly Fishing Manager John Bocchino. John’s longtime knowledge of local streams and Colorado summer hatches made...

Smaller and Quieter Can Be Better, Part II: No Hatch

As often as tiny flies are right for matching hatches, they can be right just for fooling trout when no hatches are underway. Let’s say you can see a trout holding down close to the pale cobble bottom in a clear river. You work a big Woolly Bugger ever deeper until at last it swims up to the trout’s mouth. The fish darts to the side to avoid the fly...

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...

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...

You Can Do Something About the Weather

ANGLING TACTICS are determined by any number of factors, but weather is always one of the most important. When I think of the influences of weather conditions on a fishing situation, I am reminded of a customer who, a few seasons ago, walked into the Livingston, Montana fly shop where I worked. It was one of those days that would frustrate any angler or...