Like a lot of other fly anglers, there are very few hatches that I will specifically target when it comes to brook trout. As a matter of fact, to be exact, there is only one.
In Maine "The Hatch" is refered to as the Green Drake hatch and has been for probably as long as anyone can remember. But with more people educated today in bug taxonimy it is now refered to more and more by what it actually is.
So then, what is it, actually?
Photo by Jenn Forman
First off, let me put out a disclaimer here, I am by no means a trained entomologist.
So obviously as a Fly Tyer I love the flies of our chosen sport. I also love lists and get asked my personal favorites quite a lot. I have decided to post a series of the patterns by catagory I like to fish and that produce for me.
For no better reason than I currently am on a kick to tie and replenish my stocks of them for an upcoming trip in June, I'm going to start out with a list of my favorite attractor dries for Brookies along with some accompanying comments. The flies I prefer aren't garish and overly colorful although some are.