Green Drake hatches can begin very early in the day, and commonly start before sunrise. The hatch will continue throughout the day, one or two drakes at a time. Usually beginning around the end of May, and continuing for a couple of weeks. [singlepic id=41 w=500] Hook size 8-12 Thread Uni black 8/0 Tail Wild Boar Fibres Rib Pale Yellow thread Body Green dry fly dub Hackle grizzly dry fly palmered forward Wing Tan elk hair comparadun style Head thread head You may also be interested in a video about the giant green drake Fly Pattern Specific Rivers: Upper Saugeen river
Caddis are small moth-like insects that have two pairs wings. They are closely related to Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) which have scales on their wings, and the two orders together form the superorder Amphiesmenoptera. There are numerous species that occur in Ontario, but I tend to focus on three of the more dominant species. The Spotted Sedges (Hydropsyche), Speckled Sedges (Cheumatopsyche), and the Little Black Caddis (Chimarra). Early in the season, larval imitations of caddis are an important fly to fishers. Later in the season, when hatches are well underway and many species of fly are hatching and mating, caddis can be the best fly to tie on as there will almost always be trout sipping caddis off the surface.
Sulphurs tend to hatch in slower waters. They are tiny, and thankfully usually hatch in great numbers, bringing even the weariest of trout to the surface for a meal. Sulphurs are a major hatch on many southern Ontario streams early to late June. Tying Materials: Hook Size 18 dry fly Thread uni 8/0 white Tail white elk fibres Body orange dry fly dub Hackle dry fly palmered forward Wing White elk hair Head Neat thread head Tying Tips: Tie in the elk hair wing first, facing forward. Bring the hair back to form an upright wing before moving to the rear and adding the tail, body and finally the hackle. Fly Pattern Specific Rivers: I’ve found this patterns particularly useful