The hatch is now ridiculously big. Literally millions
of caenids drift downstream and the fish gorge
on them. Pools that seemed void of fish the previous
day will show upwards of fifty working trout.
It is hard to see an area as big as a family car
that doesn't have at least four or five working
solidly. Those fly fishers lucky enough to be
on the water are in awe of the hatch. Most have
struggled to connect with a fish and multiple
fly changes seem to be the order of the day.
This mad rise and
fishing continues for well over two hours with
spinners mating in the air then falling spent.
This is over the top of the emerging dun hatch
that is occurring at the same time.
These hatches are
truly the stuff of legend and happen anytime from
mid-October through the warmer months of summer.
In early spring they can go on throughout the
day but once summer hits they are an early morning
event that most fly fishers will never see.