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Hatches and Flies for Little Lehigh Creek Pennsylvania
Although there are several aquatic insect hatches that occur on Little Lehigh Creek, the
most important ones are the Blue-winged Olives, Sulphurs and Tricos. Keep this in mind and
if you can catch one of these hatches, you odds of success will be greater.
Little Black Winter Soneflies hatch during February and March. Little Black and Little Brown
Stoneflies, both actually Little Brown Family members, hatch in March and April. Blue-winged
Olives hatch from about the first of April all the way to October, depending on the species.
About the middle of April you will find Blue Quill hatching. This hatch last for about six weeks.
Around the same time you may find a few Hendricksons. The hatch will be short, probably
lasting only about two or three weeks. Pale Evening Duns start about the middle of May and
last about a month. Light Cahill hatch during the month of June.
Sulphur mayflies start hatching about the first of June and last almost until the end of July.
This is an important hatch that is fun to fish. Slate Drakes hatch off and on from May until
October, peaking in May and again in September. There are also a few Yellow Drakes and
some White Drakes, or White Flies, in the slower pools of the Little Lehigh. Tricos start
hatching in July and last until almost the middle of September. This hatch will either produce
some good trout for you, or drive you crazy, one or the other.
Caddisflies are very plentiful. The first ones to hatch are the Little Black Caddis starting in
April. Cinnamon Caddis, or net spinning caddis, hatch from the end of April until almost the
first of October. They are the most plentiful species of caddisflies. Green Sedges (Rock
Worms) start hatching in April and last until July.
Remember that midges are important year-round. Often imitations of their larva and pupa
are the only flies that work. This is especially true when there are no other hatches taking
place. Scuds and Sowbugs (Cressbugs) are always important.
Terrestrial imitations or ants, beetles and grasshoppers become important in June through
September. The most effective ones in this stream are the beetles.
If you haven't done so already, please be sure and try our "Perfect Flies". They are the
most realistic and effective flies you can purchase for spring creeks. We have specific
imitations of all the important aquatic insects as well as the terrestrials and crustaceans. We
have imitations of Trico nymphs, emergers (with and without trailing shucks), male and
female duns and male and female spinners.
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