If you're an angler you should be happy and in love- it's June. When I started this series it was February, a month in which my best advice might be "stay in and watch TV" or "go to Florida", a month in which any comfortable notion of fly angling is laughable at best. I think I gave some sort of "there, there" advice, we always do. "Tie flies" we intone, "spend time with the wife", "get caught up on your reading". Thin comfort to the fly angler whose bamboo 4 weight stands mouldering in a closet.
|nice June rainbow caught while waiting on the hexes in the Cascades|
The hex hatch lasts ten days or more, tapering off typically by July 4. Towards the end most of the fish are so full that they fail to feed, no doubt suffering an annual case of Hexagenia indigestion. So all of you dry fly snobs- rejoice. This is your month. You've earned it.