Monthly Fly Emergence Chart for the Southern Appalachians

February/March

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Blue Winged Olive Baetis Early afternoons, Warm days18 Blue Winged Olive, 18 Adams
Early Black Stone Feb – Mar18 Black Stone Fly Nymph
18 Black Adult Stone Fly
Blue Quill
Paraleptophlebia
Adoptiva
Late March – Morning to Early Afternoon18 Blue Quill Wet & Dry
18 Adams
Quill Gordon
Epeorus Pleugalis
Late March
Early afternoon
12-14 Quill Gordon
Wet or Dry

April

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Blue Quills
Paraleptophlebia
Adoptiva
Early April-Mornings to early afternoons18 Blue Quill Wet or Dry, 18 Adams
Quill Gordon
Epeorus Pleuralis
Early April - early afternoons12-14 Quill Gordon
Wet or Dry
Dark Dun/Black CaddisMid-April
Mid-mornings
14-16 Black Soft Hackle
14-16 Dark Elk Hair Caddis
Mottled Brown/Gray CaddisMid-April
All day
16 Brown or Gray Soft Hackle,
16 Brown Elk Hair Caddis
Hendrickson
Ephemerella Subvaria
All day; Female Spinner
has yellow egg sac
14 Hendrickson, 14 Red Quill, 14 Female Adams
March Brown
Stenonema Vicarium
Mid-April - Sporadic all day12 March Brown Wet,
12 March Brown

May

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Mottled Brown/Gray CaddisAll Day16 Brown or Gray Soft Hackle,
16 Brown Elk Hair Caddis
Hendrickson
Ephemerella Subvaria
All day; Female Spinner
has yellow egg sac
14 Hendrickson, 14 Red Quill, 14 Female Adams
March Brown
Stenonema Vicarium
Mid-May - Sporadic all day12 March Brown wet or dry
Light Cahills
Stenonema
Afternoon - Evenings16-18 Light Cahill
Yellow Midge
Diptera
Early May16-18 Sulphurs
Light Cahills
Black CaddisEarly May18 Black Soft Hackle
18 Balck Fluttering Caddis
Cream MidgeMid May20-22 Cream Midge
Blue Winged Olive BaetisMid may
Early afternoon
20-22 Blue Winged Olive
20-22 Adams
Green Drake
Ephemera Guttulata
Late May
Evenings
10 Paradrake,
8-10 White Wulff
Giant Stone Fly
Pteronarcys
Early May
Early Morning
4-8 Stone Fly Nymph

June

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Mottled Brown/Gray CaddisEarly June - All day
Sporadically
16 Brown or Gray Soft Hackle,
16 Brown Elk Hair Caddis
Light Cahills
Stenonema Ithaca
Sporadically - late afternoon & evening16-18 Light Cahill
Sulphurs
Ephemerella Dorothea
Late afternoon & evening16-18 Sulphurs
16-18 Light Cahill
Isonychia BicolorSporadically - all day12 Adams
Green & Yellow Stone FlyLate Afternoons16 Light Breen & Yellow
Fluttering Stone
Giant Stone Fly
Pteronarcys
Early May
Early Morning
4-8 Stone Fly Nymph
TerrestrialsAll Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, Crickets

July

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Isonychia BicolorSporadically - all day12 Adams
Green & Yellow Stone FlyLate Afternoons16 Light Green & Yellow
Fluttering Stone
Golden Stone Fly
Acroneuria
Early morning & at dusk6-8 Stone Fly Nymph
Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca
Sporadically - late afternoon & evening16-18 Light Cahill
TerrestrialsAll Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, Crickets

August

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Isonychia BicolorSporadically - all day12 Adams
Golden Stone Fly
Acroneuria
Early morning & at dusk6-8 Stone Fly Nymph
Flying AntsAll Day20-24 Spentwing Black
& Brown Ant
Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca
Sporadically - late afternoon & evening16-18 Light Cahill
TerrestrialsAll Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, Crickets

September

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Light Cahill
Stenonema Ithaca
Usually at dusk16-18 Light Cahill
Isonychia BicolorSporadically - all day12 Adams
Flying AntsAll Day20-24 Spentwing Black
& Brown Ant
TerrestrialsAll Summer Inchworms, Black Ants,
Beetles, Crickets

October/November

INSECTEMERGENCE DATERECOMMENDED PATTERNS
Diptera MidgeAfternoon18-24 Gray Midge
Blue Winged OliveAfternoon18-24 Blue Winged Olive,
18-24 Adams