We found a nice stretch of water, and had some great weather. Although the Drake hatch was not a full blown hatch, the trout were definitely looking up. We both enjoyed catching some nice fish while enjoying a great day on the stream. Check you local rivers for this hatch, you won't be disappointed!
Tips for fishing the Green Drake:
- Consider using a heavier tippet like a 4x. It will help you cast a big pattern, especially if there is any wind
- Don't be afraid to fish a Green Drake pattern even if you don't see a lot of them on the water yet. Much like a grasshopper pattern, the Drake can be an attractor pattern that causes a trout to grab a tasty meal even if it is not rising at the time.
- Fish all the nice dry fly pocket water you like, but don't forget the riffles. Trout love to try and snatch a big prize like a Drake as it races past in the white water.