Hatch is on!: Experts Extol the World's Greatest Hatches and the Flies They've Inspired

Hatch is on!: Experts Extol the World's Greatest Hatches and the Flies They've Inspired

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By (author) Chris Santella

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  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 175mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook
  • ISBN 10: 0762780630
  • ISBN 13: 9780762780631

Product description

The Hatch is On! will be a celebration, in both words and pictures, of fly fishing's most treasured insect emergences and the incredible angling experiences these hatches create.

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Author information

Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A passionate fly fisher, he is the author of eight books, including Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Forbes.com, and many fly fishing publications.

Table of contents

Each short chapter will describe a famous insect hatch important to fly-fisherman. What makes this hatch a special angling experience? What fly patterns has it inspired? What is the story behind how some of the most famous flies came to be conceived? Each chapter will also feature color photos that graphically capture the spirit of the hatch-landscapes, insects, and/or flies. The following famed hatches are likely to be included in the book. (A final determination will come once interviews have been completed.) 1. Blue-Winged Olive2. Brown Drakes3. Caddis 4. Callibaetis5. Flying Ant6. Golden Stonefly 7. Grasshopper/Cicada8. Green Drake9. Hendrickson 10. Hexagenia11. Little Yellow Sally12. March Brown13. Mother's Day Caddis14. Mouse15. October Caddis16. Pale Morning Dun17. Salmonfly18. Skwala Stonefly 19. Sulfurs20. Tricorythodes (Trico) Each chapter will include an essay (1,200 to 1,500 words) describing, through interviews and research, the experience of fishing the hatch, the lifecycle of the bug in question, a description of a few of the rivers where hatches occur, and some of the famous flies that have been inspire by the hatch. There will also be at least one large landscape photo of each river, smaller photos of the insects and the flies it inspired, and a brief bio and photo of the principal interview for the chapter.