It's time to "match the hatch". Dialing it in, as they say. This is one of my favourite sayings in fly fishing. Where are all my trout enthusiasts at?
The phrase comes a fly fisherman's attempt to imitate natural insects with an artificial fly in order to fool fish. Music to our ears, right guys? It's a phrase used often on the water by an observant fly fisherman. One who might have more flies in their fly box then they could possible use in two or three lifetimes. Sound familiar?
Hatch charts are good reference points to have an idea of what bugs are popping off the water (or at least present in the water) at different times throughout the year. Do yourself a favour, print this out and keep a copy with your fly fishing gear.