What’s hatching in WNC – May

Insect Time of month Patterns to Match type
March Brown Early

12-16 Flick’s March Brown , March Brown Klink Emerger, Ausable Wulff, Irresistable Wulff

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

dry

subsurface

Black Caddis Early

12-18 Peacock or Black Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Madam X black

Braid Pupae (black or olive) 14-18
Grand Poopah 14-18

dry

subsurface

Olive Caddis Mid to late

Olive Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Egg layer Caddis

Braid Pupae (olive) 14-18
Grand Poopah 14-18

dry

subsurface

Sulphur Dun Mid to late

CDC Biot Comparadun Sulphur, Quill Para Sulphur, Klink Parachute sulphur size 16-20

Split Case PMD, Loop Wing Emerger PMD, Stuk-in-Shuk PMD size 16-20

dry

subsurface

Light Cahill Mid to late

Light Cahill, Light Cahill CDC Biot Parachute Spinner, Hazel Creek size 12-20

Copper John, Psycho Prince Orange, Crow Fly, Carrot Midge, size 12-20

dry

subsurface

Yellow Mayfly Mid to late

Yellow Mayfly Drake, Parachute Sulphur, size 12-16, Yellow Adams Parachute

Tellico Nymph, Yallerhammer Wet Fly, Soft Hackle Partridge Yellow sizes 12-16

dry

subsurface

Little Yellow Stone Mid to late

12-16 NC Yellow Sally, Little Yellow stone, Parachute Madam X yellow

12-14 Boss Hog Stonefly Nymph,
Biot Epoxy Stone Nymph Light

dry

subsurface

Eastern Green Drake Late

Eastern Green Drake, Green Drake Biot Thorax, Coffin Fly, White Wulff, Corey’s Calftail sizes 8-12

Green Drake Emerger Nymph, Green Drake Cripple, Crow fly sizes 8-12

dry

subsurface

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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