Hatch Chart

North Carolina fly Fishing Hatch Chart

JANUARY

Insect                        Emergence           Pattern

Dipterae Midge Afternoon 18 – 24 Gray Midge,
18 – 24 Olive Midge
Blue Winged Olive Afternoon 18 – 24 Blue Winged Olive,
18 – 24 Adams
Early Black Stone Fly All Day 18 Black Stone Fly Nymph
18 Black Adult Stone Fly
FEBRUARY-MARCH
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Blue Winged Olive February – March 18 Blue Winged Olive,
Baetis Early Afternoons – Warm Days 18 Adams
Early Black Stone February – March
All Day 18 Black Adult Stone Fly
Blue Quill Late March 18 Blue Quill Wet & Dry
Paraleptophlebia Adoptiva Morning to Early Afternoon 18 Adams
Quill Gordon Late March 12 – 14 Quill Gordon,
Epeorus Pleuralis Early Afternoon Wet & Dry
APRIL
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Blue Quills Early April 18 Blue Quill Wet & Dry
Paraleptophlebia Adoptiva Mornings to Early Afternoons 18 Adams
Quill Gordon Early April 12 – 14 Quill Gordon,
Epeorus Pleuralis Early Afternoons Wet & Dry
Dark Dun/Black Caddis Mid-April 14 – 16 Black Soft Hackle
Mid-Mornings 14 – 16 Dark Elk Hair Caddis
MAY
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Mottled Brown/Gray Caddis All Day 16 Brown or Gray Soft Hackle,
16 Brown Elk Hair Caddis
Hendrickson All Day; Female Spinner 14 Hendrickson,
Ephemerella Subvaria has Yellow Egg Sac 14 Red Quill,
14 Female Adams
March Brown Mid-May 12 March Brown,
Stenonema Vicarium All Day Sporadically Wet & Dry
Light Cahill Afternoon – Evening 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca
Yellow Midge Early May 20 Yellow Midge
Diptera
Gray Fox Sparse Hatch 14 Gray Fox,
Stenonema Fuscum 14 Ginger Quill,
14 Gray Fox Variant
Sulphurs Early May 16 – 18 Sulphurs,
Ephemerella Dorothea Late Afternoon and Evening 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Black Caddis Early May 18 Black Soft Hackle,
All Day 18 Black Fluttering Caddis
Cream Midge Mid-May 20 – 22 Cream Midge
All Day
Blue Winged Olive Mid-May 20 -22 Blue Winged Olive,
Baetis Early Afternoon 20 – 22 Adams
Green Drake Late May 10 Paradrake,
Ephemera Guttulata Evening 8 10 White Wulff
Giant Stone Fly Early May 4 – 8 Stone Fly Nymph
Pteronarcys Early Morning
JUNE
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Mottled Brown Early June 16 Brown or Gray Soft Hackle
Gray Caddis All Day Sporadically 16 Brown Elk Hair Caddis
Light Cahill Sporadically – Late 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca Afternoon and Evening
Sulphurs Late Afternoon and 16 – 18 Sulphurs
Ephemerella Dorothea Evening 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Isonychia Bicolor Sporadically – All Day 12 Adams
Green and Yellow Late Afternoons 16 Light Green and Yellow
Stone Fly Fluttering Stone
Giant Stone Fly Early Mornings 4 – 6 Stone Fly Nymph
Pteronarcys
Terrestrials All Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, and Crickets
JULY

INSECTS

EMERGENCE

PATTERN

Isonychia Bicolor Sporadically – All Day 12 Adams
Green and Yellow Late Afternoons 16 Light Green and Yellow
Stone Fly Fluttering Stone
Golden Stone Fly Early Morning and 6 – 8 Stone Fly Nymph
Acroneuria at Dusk
Light Cahill Sporadically – Late 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca Afternoon and Evening
Terrestrials All Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, and Crickets
AUGUST
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Isonychia Bicolor Sporadically – All Day 12 Adams
Golden Stone Fly Early Morning and at 6 – 8 Stone Fly Nymph
Acroneuria Dusk
Light Cahill Sporadically – Late 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca Afternoon and Evening
Flying Ants All Day 20 -24 Spent-wing Black
and Brown Ants
Terrestrials All Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, and Crickets
SEPTEMBER
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Light Cahill Usually at Dusk 16 – 18 Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca
Isonychia Bicolor Sporadically -All Day 12 Adams
Flying Ants All Day 20 – 24 Spent-wing Black and
Brown Ants
Terrestrials All Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, and Crickets
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER
INSECTS EMERGENCE PATTERN
Deptera Midge October – November Afternoon 18 – 24 Gray Midge
Blue Winged Olive October – November Afternoon 18 – 24 Blue Winged Olive,
18 – 24 Adams
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