05/24/09

Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives - mostly Little BWO - Isolated hatches
2.   Giant Black Stoneflies - hatching
3.   Cinnamon Caddis - Mostly Abrams Creek
4    Light Cahills - hatching
5.   Midges - hatching in isolated locations
6.   Little Short-horned Sedges - should hatch randomly for 2-3 months
7.   American March Browns - hatching but randomly in isolated locations
8.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crawfish
9.   Little Yellow Stoneflies - hatching
10. Green Sedges - hatching
11. Little Sister Caddisflies - Mostly Abrams Creek
12. Eastern Pale Evening Duns - (called Sulfurs by some)
13. Sulphurs - hatching in isolated areas


Sulphur - Duns:
Sulphurs hatch in fairly warm water. The duns rarely stay on the water very long.
Their wings dry fast and they depart the water very quickly. The drift is usually less
than three or four feet at the most. Of course they hatch in slow to moderately
flowing water and this means they are on the surface several seconds.

These duns usually hatch from early afternoon to the middle of the afternoon. The
hatch can last a rather long time, as long as two or three hours.

Dun Presentation:
Fish the dun imitations in the slower moving, smooth water where the Sulphurs
hatch, not in the fast water or fast current seams.  An upstream presentation is
usually best provided you can get the fly to the trout without spooking the them.

If the water is slick and moving slow, you should approach individual fish that are
rising. This is best done using a down and across presentation. Usually a light, long
leader and tippet is required. We recommend leaders from ten to twelve feet in
length and of size 6X to 7X.







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