Match the Hatch

Two common questions we hear are, “How do I pick the right fly?” and “How do I know what bugs are on the water? As you may have learned the hard way, this can be the difference between success and failure on the water.

Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds are full of natural trout food! As an angler, your job is to correctly identify which type of insect is hatching then match it with a fly in your box. You'll need to take size, shape, color, and behavior into consideration. Within this section, we've outlined the main bug types and their respective life cycles. This will make fly identification and selection more manageable. We will cover the following:

- Midges

- Mayflies

- Caddisflies

- Stoneflies

- Streamers

Check out the different types by clicking a section below ↓ .