Adirondacks Hatch Chart: Know What Flies to Use and When

There is no better fishing experience than being in the hatch. Many anglers spend most of their experiences on the water missing out by not being able to identify the insects in the water and air that the fish are eating. We have put together a hatch schedule for our Adirondack waterways so you can be on the action when it arrives. 

So even if you are new to fly fishing, a novice, or expert, below is the local insect hatch schedule for our local waters. Using information like this will greatly help plan your fishing trip. To be able to use the correct fly pattern at the right time will increase your catch rates. If you need assistance understanding the chart, feel free to contact one of our local fly fishing outfitters shops to get additional insight. Once you know which flies to use during your trip, spend some time looking through the Ausable River fishing map to track down the honey hole closest to you.

Hendrickson: May 1 - May 31 
Blue Wing Olive: May 1 - July 15 
Caddis: May 1 - October 30 
March Brown: May 10 - June 15 
Blue Dun: May 15 - October 15 
Grey Fox: May 15 - June 25 
Stonefly: May 20 - September 30
Light Cahill: June 1 - July 15 
Green Drake: June 1 - June 20 
Drake Fly: June 1 - June 30 
Sulphur: June 5 - July 31 
Trico: June 15 - October 15 
Hexagenia: June 20 - July 15 
Golden Drake: July 1 - July 31 
Mahogany Dun: August 15 - October 15 
Isonychia: September 1 - October 30 



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