The Contented Angler
Hatch Pool
"In the recollection of the trout fisherman it is
always Spring. The Blackbird sings of a May
morning.  The little trout jump in the riffles,
and the german brown comes surely to the fly
on the evening rise."
R. Palmer Baker
Insect
Size
Water
temp
Date
Early Stonefly
12 - 18
40
Feb. 1
BWO
14 - 20
  March 1
Grannom
14 - 16
45 - 60
April 22
Blue Quill
16 - 18
45 - 60
April 12
Green Caddis
10 - 16
45 - 70
May 8
Blue Quill
16 - 18
  April 12
Quill Gordon
12 - 14
50 - 60
April 12
Hendrickson
12 - 14
45 - 60
April 20
Little Green
Stone
16 - 18
50 - 65
June 5
Golden Stone
6 - 10
45 - 60
June 25
Yellow Sally
14 - 16
45 - 65
June 5 - Oct.
Isonychia
12
50 - 60
May 25
Black Dancer
16 - 18
50 - 70
April 18
Blue Quill
16 - 18
45 - 65
April 12  June 25
Spotted Sedge
14 - 18
45 - 70
May 18
Little Sister
Sedge
16 - 20
45 - 70
June - Aug.
Sulphur Rotunda
#14
55 - 65
May 5
BWO
12 - 16
55 - 70
May 25
Insect
Size
Water
Temp
Date
Dk. Green Drake
6
55 - 70
May 25
March Brown
10 - 12
55 - 70
May 20
BWO
20 - 26
55 - 65
June 1
Long horn sedge
12 - 16
60 - 70
Late June -
Aug
Brown Drake
8 - 10
60 - 70
May 25
Sulphur dorothea
16 - 18
60 - 65
May 25
Yellow Quill
12 - 18
60 - 70
 
Smokey Wing
Sedge
10 - 18
60 - 70
 
Cream Cahill
12 - 14
  June 12
Lt. Cahill
10 - 14
60 - 70
June 1
Hex
6
60 - 70
Aug. 15
Green Drake
8 - 10
65 - 70
May 25
Golden Drake
8 - 10
65 - 70
June 25
Blue Quill
#18
65 - 70
July 1
Yellow Drake
8 - 10
65 - 70
June 12
Trico
22 - 28
65 - 70
July 1
White Fly
12 - 16
70
Aug 12
Dot Wing Sedge
12 - 18
65
Sept 15
Isonychia
12 - 14
65
Sept1
Insect
Size
Date
Baetis Tricaudatus
16 - 20
April 1
Accentrella Carolina
20
May 1
Drunella Cornuta
14
May 25
Drunella Longicomus
16
May 25
Baetis Levitans
20
June 5
Drunella Simplex
18 - 20
June15
Drunella Lata
16
June 15
Accentrella Carolina
20
Sept 15
The many Mayflies that we call "Blue Winged Olives"
should provide year-round fishing. Here's a convenient
chart. The Latin names may have changed by now
depending on whether someone wanted a bug named
after them.
The Contented Angler
147 jefferson Avenue
Lower Burrell, PA. 15068
724-337-0437
EMAIL
Many times you will see sz. 8 - 10 hook for the drakes. Size
8 or 10 what? If you use a size 8 or 10 dry fly hook you will
end up with a fly about half the size that you need tied on a
very heavy hook. The author that does this doesn't really
know what size you need.  He just goes by what has been
written for years. A proper drake will be tied extended body
style or on a 3X or 4Xl hook.
Since what most do today doesn't have anything to do with hatches,  I contemplated
whether or not I would remove the Hatch Chart.  I decided to leave it as a reminder of
how it once was and how it still is for those who care about the casting and  the
presentation.
There was no competition and you hoped that your companion caught more fish than
you did.
 Things moved slowly and you had time to appreciate your surroundings.