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Fly Fishing DVD -
Mayflies - How To Fish The Hatches
Learn to identify mayflies   

Learn how to imitate their behavior

How, when and where they hatch

Identify Clinger, crawler, burrower &
swimming nymphs

See the Naturals

Learn to Match the Hatch

Eastern, Western, Mid-West Streams

Nymphs, Emergers, Duns and

The objective is to assist you in
identifying which aquatic insects the trout
are feeding on, selecting an imitation that
matches it and presenting the imitation in
such a manner as to fool the trout into
thinking it's the real thing.

By far the most imitated species of
aquatic insect is the mayfly. You will see
the order “Ephemeroptera” a big word
meaning, “short-lived winged insect”-
(ephemero-meaning short lived) and
(ptera-meaning winged). In the United
States there are several hundred species
of them. When mayflies are hatching and
trout are rising, it is a fly fishers dream
that came true. Day in and day out,
however, this is not the case. To begin
with, in the U. S., with few exceptions,
mayflies only hatch between the months
of March and November and this long
period of time occurs only in the
southernmost areas of the U.S. where
trout waters exist. On most streams, the
majority of the hatches occur during the
months of May, June and July. When
hatches do occur, many of them only last
for a short period of time, a few days or
less in many cases.

During the hatch mayfly duns may  
emerge for only an hour or two and not
return to the water as a spinner until dark
or even well into the night in some cases.
So all things considered, on any given
stream or lake, trout are only feeding on
hatching mayfly duns or spinners a very
small percentage of time. When they do,
you want to be ready for them.
Length: 2 hours, 2 Disc
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