Five flies for summertime hatches

There still might be some leftover "super hatches" here and there; I remember one year when there was still major salmonfly activity well into late July on the Blackfoot. And then there was the year that green drakes, which might be done by mid-June most places, persisted until after the Fourth of July on the Bitterroot. And I don't mean occasional sightings. When I fished both of these hatches, years apart, they were the major happening on these rivers.

The "super hatches," as they're called, are usually thought of as the big #4 and #6 salmonflies that start gradually as runoff subsides. As t...


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