Mayflies are the most important order of aquatic insects to those who fly fish for trout. In order to fish their hatches successfully, it is essential to understand their four important stages-nymphs, emergers, duns, and spinners-and to carry and know when to use the best fly patterns for each phase of this life cycle.
Observation is the key to understanding this important insect order. Nothing will ever teach you as much as you can learn from your own observations, those things you notice while out on a stream or lake, with your waders wet in water, confronted by selective trout feedings on mayflies.
Dave has been studying mayfly hatches, photographing them, tying flies to match them, and honing presentation techniques to fish those flies for more that 30 years. Now you can benefit from Daves vast on-stream knowledge.
About the Author
Dave Hughes is a native Oregonian now living with his wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon. He has written many books on fly fishing and is currently the editor of FLYFISHING & TYING JOURNAL magazine published by Frank Amato Publications, Inc.