Hatches by Andy on Wed, May 16
Ok, so I have been flyfishing for about four years now. Thank god for books, they helped me a great deal. Anyway, due to my work schedule I can't fish all day, every day. I guess my main question is when the hatches occur. I mostly fish nine mile and the owasco inlet but i rarely am on the streams when the hatches happen. Does anyone now of some books that will tell me when the hatches occur. Not so much the time of year as I know when the hatches are in thier sequence, but the time of day when they acually hatch and I can fish the dry flys. Any help would be apperciated.
|Re: Hatches by Joe on Thu, May 17 (967)|
|Try the Orvis streamside guide by Dick Pobst.|
|Re: Hatches by scott on Fri, May 18 (985)|
|the small streams don't have big predictable hatches like the rivers do.|
|Re: Hatches by Max on Mon, Jun 11 (1383)|
|You're best off fishing early in the morning(5am-9am) and then again in the evening(6pm-dark). But remember, anytime is a good time to go fishing so go!
Here in CNY people hear the word "hatch" and images of huge “blizzard” type hatches that occur out west or on some eastern rivers come to mind. Most of the time it isn't like that at all. You’re better off with general flies that imitate a wide range of insects rather than going with ones that are dead on for one type. I find a couple different patterns, in a few different sizes, in a few lighter and darker shades of gray work well for 95% of fishing situations. On most waters around here, fish will take it if it’s close. Go to places like the W. branch of the Delaware if you want to get serious about imitating. Those fish have PhD’s!