What’s Hatching in WNC

Insect Time of month Patterns to Match type
Blue-Winged Olive All month

days

16-18 Mr. Rapidan, 16-20 BWO Parachute, 20 BWO Biot Spinners, 18-22 BWO Klink Emergers

16-22 Skinny Nelson, Poison Tung, Mighty May, AP Nymph, Best Nest black

dry

subsurface

Blue Quill early

16-20 Blue Quill, Thunderhead

16-20 Hare’s EarNymph or Bird’s Nest

dry

subsurface

Little Black Stone early

12-16 Black Stimulator or Parachute Madam X

14-18 Black Copper Johns

dry

subsurface

Sedge Caddis early

12-18 Peacock or Black Elk Hair Caddis, 14-18

Braid Pupae (black or olive)

dry

subsurface

Quill Gordon All month

12-16 Charlie Whomper or Thunderhead

Muskrat, Sheep Fly, BH Copper John in zebra

dry

subsurface

Hendrickson All month

12-16 Hendrickson or Dark Cahill

12-16 Sheep Fly or Crow Fly

dry

subsurface

March Brown All month

12-16 Flick’s March Brown & March Brown Klink Emerger

12-16 March Brown nymph
12-16 BH Pheasant Tail nymph

dry

subsurface

Due to unseasonably cold water hatches are about two weeks later than normal.
Submitted by Richard Witt – fly fishing guide and instructor for Curtis Wright Outfitters.
Feel free to call him at the Asheville Biltmore Village store at 828-274-3471 for more information.

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