MONTLY HATCH CHART

LOWER DESCHUTES RIVER MONTHLY HATCH CHART

Click on the current month to display the current hatch chart. Please note that the following hatch chart reflects general conditions as commonly experienced and that hatch times may vary from year to year. Also, fishing conditions can change quickly on the Deschutes River. It is generally advised to check with local fly anglers to verify current conditions.

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January

January Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size  Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18  Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18  Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Stone Fly
Winter stone 
(Capnia)

Nemeuridae

Nymph Stone Nymph 

Pheasant Tail 
 

Hare's Ear

12-14 Dark Brown 
 
 

Dark Grey or Brown

Walking speed run, 2 to 3 feet deep Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Adults Dear Hair Caddis 

Slow Water Caddis

14 Dark Brown or Dark Grey Walking speed run, 2 to 3 feet deep/ Banks Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Midge Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

February

February Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size  Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18  Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 Black Olive or Brown Tan 

Dark Brown or 
Dark Olive

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Adults Para Beatis

Para Adams 

B.W.O. Thorax 

B.W.O. Spinner

16-18 Black Olive 

Adams Grey

Dark Olive 

PT Brown/Tan

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs, fished deep Mid-day 
(11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Caddis
Igloo cased caddis
(Glossosoma)
Larva Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear
 

16-18 Lt. Tan
 


Natural

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa
 
 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange Body w/tan shroud

Orange/
Cream

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis

Diving Caddis

18 Brown
 


Brown/Black

Riffles and Runs Midday to Dusk
Stone Fly
Winter stone 
(Capnia)

Nemeuridae

Nymph Stone Nymph 

Pheasant Tail 

Hare's Ear

12-14 Dark Brown 
 
 

Dark Grey or Brown

Walking speed run, 2 to 3 feet deep Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Adult

Dear Hair Caddis 

Slow Water Caddis

14 Dark Brown or Dark Grey Walking speed run, 2 to 3 feet deep/ Banks Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Midge Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20

 

Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

March

March Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18    

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 
 

Floating Nymph

16-18 Black Olive or Brown Tan 

Dark Brown or 
Dark Olive

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para Beatis

Para Adams 

B.W.O. Thorax 

B.W.O. Spinner

16-18 Black Olive 

Adams Grey

Dark Olive 

PT Brown/Tan

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
March Browns 
(Rhithrogena)
Emerger Soft Hackle 

B.H. March Brown Spider

12-14 Med. Brown, Light Brown, or Tan Slow runs, 3 to 4 feet of water Mid-day 
(11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Adult Parachute March Brown 

Comparadun

12-14 Tan Slow runs, 3  to 4 feet deep, close to bank Mid-day 
(11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs, fished deep Mid-day 
(11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Caddis 
Western Weedy Water Sedge 
(Amiocentrus) 
Larva Zug Bug 

Peaking Caddis 

Sparkle Caddis Larva

12-14 Natural 

Olive/Brown

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

CDC Caddis Emerger

14-16 Green body with tan shroud 

Green or Olive 

Green/Tan CDC

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis 

CDC Caddis 

X-Caddis

14-16 Olive Soft  runs, seam edges, riffles, eddies 12 to 4 p.m.
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Caddis 
Igloo Cased Caddis 
(Glossosoma) 

 

Larva Caddis Larva 

G. R. Hares Ear

16-18 Light Tan 

Natural

Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange body with tan shroud 

Orange or cream 

Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
  Adults Elk  Hair Caddis 
Diving Caddis
18 Brown 
Brown/Black
Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
Stone Fly
(Salmon Fly -- Pteronarcys Califoronica) 
Nymph Smerf Stone Nymph 

B. H. Rubber Leg Stone

8 Black  Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
GoldStone (Hesperoperla pacifica) Nymph Smerf Stone 

B.H. Rubber Leg Stone 

Matt's Furr

8 - 10 Gold or Brown 

Gold 
 

Tan

Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
Spring Stone 
(Skwala)
Nymph

Adult

Matt's Furr

Stimulator

8 Tan/Natural

Lt. Brown

Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
Midge Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

April

April Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18    

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 
 

Floating Nymph

16-18 Black Olive or Brown Tan 

Dark Brown or 
Dark Olive

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para Beatis

Para Adams 

B.W.O. Thorax 

B.W.O. Spinner

16-18 Black Olive 

Adams Grey

Dark Olive 

PT Brown/Tan

Slack slow water, back eddies, and slow flats Mid-day 
(1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
May Fly 
Mahogany Dun 
(Paraleptophlebia)
Nymphs Gold Ribbed Hares Ear 14-16 Dark Brown Slow  runs to tail-outs Mid-day
  Adult Comparadun
(3-tails) 

Mahogany Thorax 
(3-tails) 

Spinners 
(3-tails)

14-16 Reddish Brown 
 

Reddish Brown 
 

Purplish Brown

Soft runs, tight to bank, 2 to 4 feet of water Mid-day
March Browns 
(Rhithrogena)
Emerger Soft Hackle 

B.H. March Brown Spider

12 Med. Brown, Light Brown, or Tan Slow runs, 3 to 4 feet of water Mid-day 
(11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  Adult Parachute March Brown 

Comparadun

12 Tan Slow runs, 3  to 4 feet deep, close to bank Mid-day 
(11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs, fished deep Mid-day 
(11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Caddis 
Western Weedy Water Sedge 
(Amiocentrus) 
Larva Zug Bug 

Peaking Caddis 

Sparkle Caddis Larva

12-14 Natural 

Olive/Brown

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

CDC Caddis Emerger

14-16 Green body with tan shroud 

Green or Olive 

Green/Tan CDC

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis 

CDC Caddis 

X-Caddis

14-16 Olive Soft  runs, seam edges, riffles, eddies 12 to 4 p.m.
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Caddis 
Igloo Cased Caddis 
(Glossosoma) 
Larva Caddis Larva 

G. R. Hares Ear

16-18 Light Tan 

Natural

Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange body with tan shroud 

Orange or cream 

Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
  Adults Elk  Hair Caddis 
Diving Caddis
18 Brown 
Brown/Black
Riffles and tail-outs Mid-day to evening
Stone Fly
(Salmon Fly -- Pteronarcys califoronica) 
Nymph Smerf Stone Nymph 

B. H. Rubber Leg Stone

8 Black  Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
GoldStone (Hesperoperla pacifica) Nymph Smerf Stone 

B.H. Rubber Leg Stone 

Matt's Furr

8 - 10 Gold or Brown 

Gold 
 

Tan

Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
Spring Stone 
(Skwala)
Nymph

Adult

Matt's Furr

Stimulator

8 Tan/Natural Bolder Runs, Ledges and Pockets All-day
Midge Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

May

May Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18    

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Pale Evening Dunn
(Heptegenia)
Nymphs Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle

Hare's Ear

12 na

Dark Green

Olive

Riffles and runs close to bank Morning (8:00 am. to 1:00 pm)
  Adult Para Cahill

Sparkle Dunn

Comparadun

12
 

Tan/Light Yellow
Light Yellow

Riffles and runs close to bank & seams Afternoon (1:00 p.m. till dusk)
Caddis 
Western Weedy Water Sedge 
(Amiocentrus) 
Larva Zug Bug 

Peaking Caddis 

Sparkle Caddis Larva

12-14 Natural 

Olive/Brown

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

CDC Caddis Emerger

14-16 Green body with tan shroud 

Green or Olive 

Green/Tan CDC

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis 

CDC Caddis 

X-Caddis

14-16 Olive Soft  runs, seam edges, riffles, eddies 12 to 4 p.m.
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear

Serendipity

12-14
 

Dark Olive/Grey

Tan/Lt. Olive
Tan/Lt. Olive

Riffles and runs
(fish deep)
Morning
(8:00 a.m. to noon)
  Pupa  Sparkle Pupa

Translucent Emerger

Soft Hackle

12-14 Tan

Tan/Lt. Brown

Lt. Brown

Fished deep with lift Afternoon
  Adults CDC Caddis

Dear Hair Caddis

X-Caddis

Diving Caddis
(crystal flash body)

14 Lt. Brown

Olive/Brown

Olive

Olive

Tail-outs at end of runs or riffles Afternoons
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Caddis
Igloo cased caddis
(Glossosoma)
Larva Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear
 

16-18 Lt. Tan
 

Natural

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa
 
 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange Body w/tan shroud

Orange/
Cream

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis

Diving Caddis

18 Brown
 

Brown/Black

Riffles and Runs Midday to Dusk
Stone Fly
Salmon Fly
(Pteronarcys)
Nymph  Smerf Stone

Kaufmann's Stone

BH rubber leg Stone

6 -8  Black Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to bank a.m. and p.m. 
   Adults Stimulator

Norm Wood Special

Rubber leg Stone

6-8  Orange Stream banks in close below fast runs  Afternoons 
Stone Fly
Golden Stones
(hesperoperla)
Nymph Smerf Stone
 

BH Rubber leg

Matt's Fur

6-8 Gold or Brown

Gold

natural

Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to  bank a.m. and p.m.
  Adults Norm Wood Special

Stimulator

Clarke Stone

6-8 Gold

Yellow

Yellow/gold

Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to bank Afternoons
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

June

June Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations 

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18 
 

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Pale Evening Dunn
(Heptegenia)
Nymphs Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle

Hare's Ear

12 na

Dark Green

Olive

Riffles and runs close to bank Morning (8:00 am. to 1:00 pm)
  Adult Para Cahill

Sparkle Dunn

Comparadun

12
 

Tan/Light Yellow
Light Yellow

Riffles and runs close to bank & seams Afternoon (1:00 p.m. till dusk)
Mayfly
Pale Morning Dunn
(ephermerella)
Nymphs Hare's Ear

PMD nymph

Pheasant Tail

14-16 Brown

Reddish brown

Slow runs Mid-day
  Emerger Soft Hackle

Floating Nymph

PMD Cripple

14-16 Orange

Cream

Cream/Orange

Slow runs Mid-day
  Adults PMD Thorax

PMD Comparadun
 

CDC PMD

PMD Spinner

14-16 Creamy Orange

Creamy Orange 

Creamy Orange

Rust

Slow runs Mid-day
Mayfly
Green Drake
(E. grandis ingens)
Nymph Hare's Ear

Lead-wing Drake Nymph
 

10 Olive

Dark Olive

Slow runs with wood and vegetation debris Afternoon
  Adult Comparadun

Wulff

Paradrake

10-12 Dark olive
 
 

Dark green

Slow runs with wood and vegetation debris Afternoon
Mayfly
Little Yellow May
(epeorus)
Nymph Hare's ear
nymph

Soft Hackle

14-16 Yellow or olive Fast water, riffles A.m. to Early afternoon
  Adults Para Dunn

Thorax

Rusty Spinner

14-16 Yellow

Yellow

Rust

Riffles leading into back-eddies Late afternoon
Crane Flies
(tipulidae)
(tipulid) 
Larva Serendipity

Crane fly larva
(Schwiebert)

14-16 Grey or cream Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
  Adults Ginger Spider

Soft Hackle

Comparadun

16 Cream

Yellow

Lt. Yellow

Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
Caddis 
Western Weedy Water Sedge 
(Amiocentrus) 
Larva Zug Bug 

Peaking Caddis 

Sparkle Caddis Larva

12-14 Natural 

Olive/Brown

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

CDC Caddis Emerger

14-16 Green body with tan shroud 

Green or Olive 

Green/Tan CDC

Weedy mossy areas with moderate flow and riffles 12 to 4 p.m.
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis 

CDC Caddis 

X-Caddis

14-16 Olive Soft  runs, seam edges, riffles, eddies 12 to 4 p.m.
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear

Serendipity

12-14
 

Dark Olive/Grey

Tan/Lt. Olive
Tan/Lt. Olive

Riffles and runs
(fish deep)
Morning
(8:00 a.m. to noon)
  Pupa  Sparkle Pupa

Translucent Emerger

Soft Hackle

12-14 Tan

Tan/Lt. Brown

Lt. Brown

Fished deep with lift Afternoon
  Adults CDC Caddis

Dear Hair Caddis

X-Caddis

Diving Caddis
(crystal flash body)

14 Lt. Brown

Olive/Brown

Olive

Olive

Tail-outs at end of runs or riffles Afternoons
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Caddis
Igloo cased caddis
(Glossosoma)
Larva Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear
 

16-18 Lt. Tan
 

Natural

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa
 
 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange Body w/tan shroud

Orange/
Cream

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis

Diving Caddis

18 Brown
 

Brown/Black

Riffles and Runs Midday to Dusk
Stone Fly
Salmon Fly
(Pteronarcys)
Nymph  Smerf Stone

Kaufmann's Stone

BH rubber leg Stone

6 -8  Black Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to bank a.m. and p.m. 
   Adults Stimulator

Norm Wood Special

Rubber leg Stone

6-8  Orange Stream banks in close below fast runs  Afternoons 
Stone Fly
Golden Stones
(hesperoperla)
Nymph Smerf Stone
 

BH Rubber leg

Matt's Fur

6-8 Gold or Brown

Gold

natural

Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to  bank a.m. and p.m.
  Adults Norm Wood Special

Stimulator

Clarke Stone

6-8 Gold

Yellow

Yellow/gold

Fast heavy boulder runs, edges and seams close to bank Afternoons
Stone Fly
Little Yellow Salley
(Perlodidae)
(cultus)
Nymph  Little yellow Stone

Fullback Stone 

12  Yellow  Fast runs and riffles  Late morning to Mid-day 
  Adults  Dear hare caddis 

Stimulator

Red butted deer hair caddis

12  Yellow  Fast runs and riffles Afternoons and evenings 
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

July

July Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations 

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18 
 

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Pale Evening Dunn
(Heptegenia)
Nymphs Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle

Hare's Ear

12 na

Dark Green

Olive

Riffles and runs close to bank Morning (8:00 am. to 1:00 pm)
  Adult Para Cahill

Sparkle Dunn

Comparadun

12
 

Tan/Light Yellow
Light Yellow

Riffles and runs close to bank & seams Afternoon (1:00 p.m. till dusk)
Mayfly
Pale Morning Dunn
(Ephermerella)
Nymphs Hare's Ear

PMD nymph

Pheasant Tail

14-16 Brown

Reddish brown

Slow runs Mid-day
  Emerger Soft Hackle

Floating Nymph

PMD Cripple

14-16 Orange

Cream

Cream/Orange

Riffles Mid-day
  Adults PMD Thorax

PMD Comparadun
 

CDC PMD

PMD Spinner

14-16 Creamy Orange

Creamy Orange 

Creamy Orange

Rust

Slow runs Mid-day
Mayfly
Green Drake
(E. grandis ingens)
Nymph Hare's Ear

Lead-wing Drake Nymph
 

10 Olive

Dark Olive

Slow runs with wood and vegetation debris Afternoon
  Adult Comparadun

Wulff

Paradrake

10-12 Dark olive
 
 

Dark green

Slow runs with wood and vegetation debris Afternoon
Mayfly
Little Yellow May
(Epeorus)
Nymph Hare's ear
nymph

Soft Hackle

14-16 Yellow or olive Fast water, riffles A.m. to Early afternoon
  Adults Para Dunn

Thorax

Rusty Spinner

14-16 Yellow

Yellow

Rust

Riffles leading into back-eddies Late afternoon
Crane Flies
(Tipulidae)
(Tipulid) 
Larva Serendipity

Crane fly larva
(Schwiebert)

14-16 Grey or cream Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
  Adults Ginger Spider

Soft Hackle

Comparadun

16 Cream

Yellow

Lt. Yellow

Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear

Serendipity

12-14
 

Dark Olive/Grey

Tan/Lt. Olive
Tan/Lt. Olive

Riffles and runs
(fish deep)
Morning
(8:00 a.m. to noon)
  Pupa  Sparkle Pupa

Translucent Emerger

Soft Hackle

12-14 Tan

Tan/Lt. Brown

Lt. Brown

Fished deep with lift Afternoon
  Adults CDC Caddis

Dear Hair Caddis

X-Caddis

Diving Caddis
(crystal flash body)

14 Lt. Brown

Olive/Brown

Olive

Olive

Tail-outs at end of runs or riffles Afternoons
Stone Fly
Little Yellow Salley
(perlodidae)
(cultus)
Nymph  Little yellow Stone

Fullback Stone 

12  Yellow  Fast runs and riffles  Late morning to Mid-day 
  Adults  Dear hare caddis 

Stimulator

Red butted deer hair caddis

12  Yellow  Fast runs and riffles Afternoons and evenings 
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

August

August Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations 

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18  
 

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Pale Evening Dunn
(Heptegenia)
Nymphs Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle

Hare's Ear

12 na

Dark Green

Olive

Riffles and runs close to bank Morning (8:00 am. to 1:00 pm)
  Adult Para Cahill

Sparkle Dunn

Comparadun

12
 

Tan/Light Yellow
Light Yellow

Riffles and runs close to bank & seams Afternoon (1:00 p.m. till dusk)
Mayfly
Pale Morning Dunn
(ephermerella)
Nymphs Hare's Ear

PMD nymph

Pheasant Tail

14-16 Brown

Reddish brown

Slow runs Mid-day
  Emerger Soft Hackle

Floating Nymph

PMD Cripple

14-16 Orange

Cream

Cream/Orange

Slow runs Mid-day
  Adults PMD Thorax

PMD Comparadun
 

CDC PMD

PMD Spinner

14-16 Creamy Orange

Creamy Orange 

Creamy Orange

Rust

Slow runs Mid-day
Crane Flies
(tipulidae)
(tipulid) 
Larva Serendipity

Crane fly larva
(Schwiebert)

14-16 Grey or cream Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
  Adults Ginger Spider

Soft Hackle

Comparadun

16 Cream

Yellow

Lt. Yellow

Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear

Serendipity

12-14
 

Dark Olive/Grey

Tan/Lt. Olive
Tan/Lt. Olive

Riffles and runs
(fish deep)
Morning
(8:00 a.m. to noon)
  Pupa  Sparkle Pupa

Translucent Emerger

Soft Hackle

12-14 Tan

Tan/Lt. Brown

Lt. Brown

Fished deep with lift Afternoon
  Adults CDC Caddis

Dear Hair Caddis

X-Caddis

Diving Caddis
(crystal flash body)

14 Lt. Brown

Olive/Brown

Olive

Olive

Tail-outs at end of runs or riffles Afternoons
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

September

September Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations 

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18  
 

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
May Fly 
Mahogany Dun 
(Paraleptophlebia)
Nymphs Gold Ribbed Hares Ear 14-16 Dark Brown Slow  runs to tail-outs Mid-day
  Adult Comparadun
(3-tails) 

Mahogany Thorax 
(3-tails) 

Spinners 
(3-tails)

14-16 Reddish Brown 
 

Reddish Brown 
 

Purplish Brown

Soft runs, tight to bank, 2 to 4 feet of water Mid-day
Crane Flies
(tipulidae)
(tipulid) 
Larva Serendipity

Crane fly larva
(Schwiebert)

14-16 Grey or cream Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
  Adults Ginger Spider

Soft Hackle

Comparadun

16 Cream

Yellow

Lt. Yellow

Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear

Serendipity

12-14
 

Dark Olive/Grey

Tan/Lt. Olive
Tan/Lt. Olive

Riffles and runs
(fish deep)
Morning
(8:00 a.m. to noon)
  Pupa  Sparkle Pupa

Translucent Emerger

Soft Hackle

12-14 Tan

Tan/Lt. Brown

Lt. Brown

Fished deep with lift Afternoon
  Adults CDC Caddis

Dear Hair Caddis

X-Caddis

Diving Caddis
(crystal flash body)

14 Lt. Brown

Olive/Brown

Olive

Olive

Tail-outs at end of runs or riffles Afternoons
Caddis
Igloo cased caddis
(Glossosoma)
Larva Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear
 

16-18 Lt. Tan
 

Natural

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa
 
 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange Body w/tan shroud

Orange/
Cream

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis

Diving Caddis

18 Brown
 

Brown/Black

Riffles and Runs Midday to Dusk
Caddis
Fall Caddis
(dicosmoecus)
Emerger Soft hackle
(weighted)
Orange  Riffles an Runs (fished deep) Afternoons 
  Adult  Stimulator  Orange  Riffles an Runs (fished spent)  Afternoons and Evenings 
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

October

October Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations 

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18  
 

16-18

Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 

16-18

Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
May Fly 
Mahogany Dun 
(Paraleptophlebia)
Nymphs Gold Ribbed Hares Ear 14-16 Dark Brown Slow  runs to tail-outs Mid-day
  Adult Comparadun
(3-tails) 

Mahogany Thorax 
(3-tails) 

Spinners 
(3-tails)

14-16 Reddish Brown 
 

Reddish Brown 
 

Purplish Brown

Soft runs, tight to bank, 2 to 4 feet of water Mid-day
Crane Flies
(tipulidae)
(tipulid) 
Larva Serendipity

Crane fly larva
(Schwiebert)

14-16 Grey or cream Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
  Adults Ginger Spider

Soft Hackle

Comparadun

16 Cream

Yellow

Lt. Yellow

Riffles runs and back-eddies Periodic through day
Caddis
Igloo cased caddis
(Glossosoma)
Larva Caddis Larva

Hare's Ear
 

16-18 Lt. Tan
 

Natural

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Pupa Sparkle Pupa
 
 

Soft Hackle

16-18 Orange Body w/tan shroud

Orange/
Cream

Riffles and runs Midday to dusk
  Adults Elk Hair Caddis

Diving Caddis

18 Brown
 

Brown/Black

Riffles and Runs Midday to Dusk
Caddis
Fall Caddis
(dicosmoecus)
Emerger Soft hackle
(weighted)
Orange  Riffles an Runs (fished deep) Afternoons 
  Adult  Stimulator  Orange  Riffles an Runs (fished spent)  Afternoons and Evenings 
Caddis 
Green Rock Worm 
(Rhyacophila) 
Larva Sparkle Caddis Larva 

Caddis Larva 
(La Fontain's) 

Green Rock Worm

12-14 Bright Green 

Green or Olive 
 

Green

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Pupa Emergent Sparkle Pupa 

Soft Hackle 

Z-Wing Caddis

12-14 Tan and Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs below riffles Afternoons and Evenings
  Adults and egg-layers Elk Hair Caddis 

Dear Hair Caddis 

Diving Caddis 

Soft Hackle

12-14 Green 

Olive 

Green and Olive 

Green and Olive

Riffles, soft runs, and tail-outs Mid-day into evening
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

November

November Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18 Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day

December

December Hatch Chart and Pattern Recommendations

Insect Stage Pattern Size Color Water Type Time of Day
Mayfly, 
Blue Winged Olive (Beatis)
Nymph Crystal Flash Nymph 

Pheasant Tail

16-18 Dark Olive or Dark Brown  Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Emerger Beatis Soft 

Floating Nymph

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  Adults Para dun 

Comparadum

Thorax

16-18 Dark Olive Slack slow water and back eddies Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Caddis, 
Speckled Wing Caddis, 
Net spinning 
(Hydropsyche)
Larva Zug Bug 

Dubbed Caddis Larva

12-14 Dark Olive/Grey Deep slow runs Mid-day 
(12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Midge
Pupa Serendipity 

Miracle Midge 

Suspended Midge

16-20 Black, Olive, Grey, and Tan Slow slack water and back eddies Periodic through day