Time to think about “Matching the Hatch”

For those of us that are starting to think about a little entomology now is the time to start reading up. The most easilly digestible of all the books out there is this one…
Matching the Hatch: Stillwater, River and Stream

For those that dont have it it is

A guide to help the angler choose the right artificial fly, including macro-photography of insect life combined with selections of the most lookalike lure. The book suggests that the angler observes the insect that seems to attract the most, and choose a fly from the photographs supplied

The photos really are very good, and it should sort out those “what fly to try today” situations !

[tags]entomology,hatch,flies,matching the hatch [/tags]

6 comments to Time to think about “Matching the Hatch”

  • George

    Hiya, yep you read my mind too man :o)
    I bought this book a wee while ago, still to read it properly, but on the ” flick thro ” it is a good book and worth the cash.
    I’ve been getting ready to start the tying again and will be filling my early season box in the next week or so .. hopefully to get my first ” pull ” :o)

    Laters :o)

  • I would say it is one of the best books for UK rivers. It is easy to understand and the hatches are in the expected sequence throughout the year.
    Roll on the Large Dark Olives I say :)

    Alistair

  • Um… what’s a ‘hatch’? Has it got something to do with insects or something?

  • Yea Mike – its that thing you are supposed to be thinking about between tight loops ;-)

    Alistair

  • John Goddard’s Waterside Guide is also worth a read.

  • Will look that one up Adrian !

    Alistair