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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

The best hatch: Emergence of sulphurs are highlight of spring in Pennsylvania for trout anglers

Many fly-fishermen like to begin a day of sulphur fishing by using a nymph prior to the hatch. The writer’s favorite pattern is a size 14 Pheasant Tail Nymph. (Photos by Richard Tate)

Enthusiastic fly-fishermen enjoy finding and fishing to hatches of aquatic insects. Of all the hatches in Pennsylvania, the hatches of yellowish mayflies known as sulphurs (Ephemerella invaria, rotunda, and dorothea) provide the most widespread, long-lasting, hatch-matching action of the fly-fisher’s year.

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