I recently caught my first trout on a sulphur dry. The water was clear, the trout was only about 15 feet away from me, and I could see it eye the fly and cautiously sip it. Then, all hell broke loose.
That’s always fun.
Though the sulphur hatch season seems to be winding down, anglers at the Swift continue to report good results with the fly, either as a dry or an emerger. I still see a few hatching in the morning. And, I think the Swift’s even water temperatures makes for a longer sulphur hatch season. I know an accomplished local angler, who pretty much fishes mostly sulphur flies during the summer.
So, read up on this bug, tie some flies, and head out for some fishing. As for me, I’ve just tied up some sulphur cripples and Comparaduns in sizes 18 and 20. Am looking forward to trying them out.