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SMITH RIVER HATCH INFORMATION

Smith River

APRIL AND MAY

The most important hatches are Baetis and Stone flies. The main Salmon Fly hatch usually happens around May 15th. Favorite patterns are: DRYS: Parachute Adams size# 14 and Olive Stimulator and Skwalla size # 12s ,Orange Stimulator and Henrys Fork Salmon fly size #4 - # 8 WETS: Black and Brown Yuk bugs, Black and Brown Buggers size # 4 and # 6,Black Kaufmann stone size # 4 and # 6 Prince nymph size # 8 - # 14.

JUNE THRU AUGUST

The most important hatches are: Golden Stone's, Brown Drakes, Caddis and PMD's. Favorite patterns are: Stimulator size # 8 - # 14, Brown Drake size # 10, Elk Hair Caddis size # 12 - # 16 PMD in size # 14 and # 16. WETS; Black and Brown Yuks and Black and Brown Buggers size # 4 - # 6 Bead Head Prince Nymphs # 8 - # 16 Bead Head Hare's Ear Tan and Olive size: # 12 - # 16 Bead Head Pheasant Tails nymphs size # 12 - # 16.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Hoppers , October Caddis and Beatis are the most important hatches at this time. DRYS; Parachute Hoppers, Madam X and Elk Hair hoppers size #8 - #12, October Caddis size #10 - #12, Parachute Beatis and Royal Wulffs, #12 - #14. Favorite Streamers include Brown Krystal Buggers, Electric Buggers and JJ Specials size #4 - #6.

 
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