What’s hatching in WNC

Insect Time of month Patterns to Match type
Blue Quill early 16-20 Blue Quill/Thunderhead or 16-20 Hare’s Ear Nymph or Bird’s Nest dry


Little Black Stone early 12-16 Black Stimulator or Parachute Madam X or 14-18 Black Copper Johns dry
Sedge Caddis early 12-18 Peacock or Black Elk Hair Caddis, 14-18 Braid Pupae (black or olive) subsurface
Quill Gordon mid 12-16 Charlie Whomper or Thunderhead or Muskrat, Sheep Fly, BH Copper John in zebra dry


March Brown mid 12-16 March Brown subsurface
Hendrickson late 12-16 Hendrickson or Dark Cahill or 12-16 Sheep Fly or Crow Fly dry
Blue-Winged Olive overcast days 16-18 Mr. Rapidan’s, 16-20 BWO Parachute, or 20 BWO Biot Spinners, 18-22 Klink Emergers or 16-22 Skinny Nelson, Poison Tung, Mighty May, AP Nymph, Best Nest dry


Richard Witt works as a fly-guide and instructor for Curtis Wright Outfitters. Call 274-3471 for more information.

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  1. CR

    Thanks for this! It will be very helpful for me since I am new to fly fishing. Will you be doing others for upcoming months?

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