( Image: A freshly hatched Sulphur dun that crawled up on my waders on the West Branch of the Delaware in the Catskills as it was shedding its nymphal shuck that looks like a Pheasant Tail nymph - thus the case for a Sulphur dry with a brown Z-lon tail shuck and a PT dropper during this hatch- … [Read more...] about The Enigmatic Masking Hatch
Coming June 15th to Hallowed Waters Podcasts- special guest: Al Caucci “The Mayfly Mystique and Saga”- Trout Selectivity and Matching the Hatch from the Meniscus to Benthos Top to Bottom ” Don’t miss this one! Hallowed Waters Podcast/Journal publisher/ host Matthew Supinski and special guest : Al … [Read more...] about Mayfly Podcast with Al Caucci
It's truly amazing that the more you think you have finally figured out shit, the more you realize you dont know shit! This especially applies to the natural world of trout, insects and entomology that forever are evolving and unraveling in more complex ways with climate change. As the elusive … [Read more...] about Noah’s Drakes
It's mayfly season-right? So our hatch matching attention should be on those amazing, beautiful, and delicate mayflies we have waited all year for. But???...why are those bloody sedges, as the Brit's call them, making such a fuss? The caddis conundrum is a dilemma that has plagued hatch matchers for … [Read more...] about It’s Mayfly time-but why the caddis fuss?
The dry fly is to fly fishing what the ten commandments are to the bible. It is a religion , a lifestyle and obsession for those fly fishers that have embraced the deeper Zen and karma of our art and craft. Fly fishing; especially the dry fly pursuit, is not just another "action sport" like it is … [Read more...] about Why We Dry Fly-The DNA of Fly Fishing
It started! Those magnificent and perhaps most delicate and beautiful of all the mayflies have begun their evening dance. In the words of Ernest Schwiebert, whose artistic and analytical prose aligned and complimented so perfectly with the bold and adventurous Chicago born icon who visited the … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Sulphur Primer