White Flies are coming ~

HenryDavid

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The hatches I've seen so far were minimal. My expert fly guide friend says it's too early for them :( Although I did see a few pig smallies rising during the short lived hatches. Next week should be prime. Then they will make their way further up river. Some day after retiring I'll plan a car camping trip and follow them all the way up the North Branch.
 

HenryDavid

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4 years ago I was camping along the river quite a few miles up the North Branch from my usual spots. It was already fall. I saw a hatch and was dumbfounded to see they were the White Flies indeed. Caught a few bass and was working up river when the insects just seemed to disappear.
When I turned around I saw a wall of white flies heading up river but stopping and were turning around to go back down, it was the end of their migration up river for the day, very strange sight to see.
 
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