Mothers day marks Dry fly season

by Brian Zinger on May 8, 2016

Mothers Day in my opinion marks the point in the spring when fishing for all species really gets going. Bass are spawning and continue to be aggressive towards a variety of different color woolly buggers.  Pike are at the end of there spawn and with the water warming every day, they are putting on the feed bag and start taking larger 7 to 9 inch streamers.

March Brown & Light Hendrickson Catskill style

March Brown & Light Hendrickson Catskill style

This week we should start to see the Hendricson hatch take off in the afternoon and spinner falls in the evening. This is when trout start to look up for their food, so dry fly fishing becomes good.  I try t0 have light Hendricksons tied Catskill style, Parachute Adams, pheasant tails, and Hare’s Ears to imitate the adults and nymphs, and rusty spinners for the spinner fall. You should be cover with these flies in size 14 and 12.

Later in the month is the March Brown hatch. This is the largest of the spring may flies. By that time trout are very aggressive toward surface feeding during the hatch. Nymphing with amber colored Hares Ears before, during and after the hatch will be very productive. All flies to imitate this hatch should be tied in size 12 and 10.

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