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Hatches and Flies for Kettle Creek, Pennsylvania
Kettle Creek is a very long stream with lots of different water types and aquatic insects. It has
some very large aquatic insect hatches in some areas of the stream. The first hatches of the
year are usually the Little Black Early Stoneflies. They start hatching in March. There will also
be some Little Brown Early Stoneflies. They hatch for about a month. Also in March, you will
find the first Blue-winged Olives starting to hatch. The many different species will hatch off and
on until early Fall. There will be a peak in the blue-winged olive hatches again in June and
then again in late September and October.  

Blue Quills and Quill Gordons hatch in April. Both of these mayflies start to hatch about the
same time the water reaches about 50 degrees. The Quill Gordon hatch last for about a month
but the Blue Quills can continue to hatch for up to two months.

Hendricksons hatch the first three weeks of May. These include the Red Quill, of course.
About the same time the larger American March Browns will begin to hatch. They will continue
through the first week or two of June.

Sulphurs start hatching about the middle of May. The hatch can last until the middle of June.
Light Cahills and Pale Evening Duns both start to hatch in the fast water sections around the
first of June and continue until the second week of July.

In the slower to moderate flowing sections of water, there will be some Brown Drakes that start
hatching in mid May. They hatch for about three weeks at the longest. Green Drakes hatch
from the same water as the Brown Drakes. It too starts in the middle of May and last as long as
a month.

Slate Drakes start to hatch about the first of June. This hatch can last for a long time but not in
any large quantities at any one time. Tricos will hatch in the slower water sections in July. The
hatch last on into August.

Caddisflies are also very plentiful in Kettle Creek. Spotted Sedges and Cinnamon Sedges are
very plentiful in the moderate to slow sections. The different species start hatching around the
first of May and continue until early Fall. Green Sedges are also found in the fast water
sections. There are several other species of caddisflies.

Imitations of terrestrial insects will catch trout from about the middle of June through the month
of September. Ants and beetles are the most plentiful but inch worms and grasshoppers can
be just as important.

We recommend our "Perfect Fly" imitations. They are the most realistic imitations you can
purchase to match the hatches on Kettle Creek. We have specific imitations of all the
important insects. If you haven't already tried them, please do. You will be glad you did.
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Kettle Creek Pennsylvania
Photo Courtesy of
Dennis McCarthy
Photo Courtesy of
Dennis McCarthy
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