Hatch Chart for North Georgia and Southwestern North Carolina

Putting your cursor/pointer over many of the Suggested Flies will pop up a photo of the fly. If you click on the Suggested Fly it will open a web page with the photo plus the materials used to tie the fly.

Many thanks to Steve Banakas of the Chattahoochee/Nantahala TU 692 Chapter for providing the content for this page.

January Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at All All Month All Day
Blue Winged Olive Mayfly All Month L am to M pm

16-20 Blue Wing Olive Nymph

Blue Quill Mayfly All Month L am to M pm
Midges All Month All Day

18-24 Olive Midge

 

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February Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at all All Month All Day
Winter Black Stone All Month L am to M pm
Small Dun Caddis Late L am to M pm
Blue Winged Olive Mayfly Late L am to M pm
Blue Quill Mayfly Late L am to M pm

16-18 Blue Winged Olive Nymph

Quill Gordon Mayfly Late L am to M pm

12 Quill Gordon Nymph

Midges All Month All Day

18-22 Midge Pupa

 

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March Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Early Black Stone All Month L am to M pm
Small Dun Caddis
(Important)
All Month E pm to L pm
Blue Winged Olive & Blue Quill Late L am to M pm
Quill Gordon Mayfly Late L am to M pm

12 Quill Gordon Nymph

Cream Caddis (Important) Late M day to L pm
Red Quill
(Hendrickson)
Mid to Late M day to L pm
March Brown (Very Important) Mid to Late L am to M pm
Midges All Month M am to L pm

18-22 Midge Pupa

 

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April Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at all All Month All Day
Quill Gordon Mayfly Early L am to M pm

12 Quill Gordon Nymph

Blue Quill Mayfly Early L am to M pm

16-18 Blue Dun

Small Dun Caddis
(Important)
All Month L am to M pm
Hendrickson Mid to Late L am to M pm
March Brown Mayfly (Very Important) All Month L am to M pm

10-14 March Brown Nymph

Speckled Gray Caddis Late M to L pm
Yellow Stonefly Late E to L am
L pm to dark

14-16 Yellow Stimulator
14-16 Yellow Stone Nymph

Cream Caddis (Very Important) All Month M day to L pm
Light Cahill Mayfly
(Important)
Late E to L pm

12-14 Light Cahill Nymph

Midges All Month M am to L pm

18-22 Midge Pupa

 

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May Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at all All Month All Day Dredging Nymphs:

Cream Caddis Early M day to L pm
Small Dun Caddis
(Important)
Early L am to M pm
March Brown Mayfly (Very Important) Early L am to M pm

12-14 March Brown Parachute

10-14 March Brown Nymph

Speckled Gray Caddis All Month M to L pm
Golden Stonefly All Month E to L am
L pm to dark

14-16 Yellow Stimulator
14-16 Yellow Stone Nymph

Giant Black Stonefly All Month E am
Hendrickson Mid to Late L am to M pm
Light Cahill Mayfly
(Very Important)
All Month E to L pm

12-14 Light Cahill Nymph

Sulphur Mayfly (Important) All Month L pm to Dark 14–18 Sulphur Comparadun

14-18 Cream Variant
14-16 Sulphur Nymph or Emerger

Brown & Slate Drakes Late L am to L pm

8-14 March Brown Nymph
8-14 Blue Dun Parachute
8-14 March Brown Parachute

Green Drake Mayfly
(
Important)
Late L am to L pm 8-10 Green Drake
8-10 Green Drake Nymph
Coffin Fly (Green Drake Spinner) “Awesome” Late L pm to an hour after dark 8-10 Spent Wing
8-10 Parachute Coffin Fly
Midges All Month M am to L pm

18-22 Midge Pupa
20 Yellow Midge
18-20 Cream Variant

 

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June Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at all All Month All Day Dredging Nymphs:

Grey-Brown & Green Caddis Early Late PM
Small Dun Caddis
(Important)
Early L am to M pm
Speckled Gray-Brown Caddis Early Late PM
Giant Black Stonefly All Month E am
Brown Stonefly All Month E to M am
Golden Stonefly All Month E am
Light Cahill Mayfly All Month E to L pm

12-14 Light Cahill Nymph

Sulphur Mayfly All Month M to L pm
Trico Mayfly Mid to Late M am 20 Parachute Trico
Trico Spinner Fall Late L pm 20–22 Poly Wing Black Spinner
Midges All Month All Day

18-22 Midge Pupa

Terrestrials Various Various Ants, Beatles, Crickets, Inch-Worms

 

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July Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Brown Stonefly All Month E to M am

10-14 Brown Stimulator

Golden Stonefly All Month E am

8-12 Ginger Stimulator

Light Cahill Mayfly
(Very Important)
All Month E to L pm

12-14 Light Cahill Nymph

Trico Mayfly Early M am 20 Parachute Trico
Trico Spinner Fall L pm 20–22 Poly Wing Black Spinner
Midges All Month All Day

18-22 Midge Pupa

Terrestrials Various Various Ants, Beatles, Crickets, Inch-Worms, Hoppers, etc.

 

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August Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Brown Stonefly All Month E to M am

10-14 Brown Stimulator

Golden Stonefly All Month E am

8-12 Ginger Stimulator

Light Cahill Mayfly
(Very Important)
All Month E to L pm

12-14 Light Cahill Nymph

Midges All Month All Day

18-22 Midge Pupa

Terrestrials Various Various Ants, Beatles, Crickets, Inch-Worms, Hoppers, etc.

 

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September Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Small Dun Caddis All Month L am to L pm
Speckled Gray-Brown Caddis Late Late PM
Large October Caddis Late E am and L pm
Trico Mayfly Early am 20 Parachute Trico
Midges All Month All Day
Terrestrials Various Various Ants, Beatles, Crickets, Inch-Worms, Hoppers, etc.

 

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October Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Small Dun Caddis Early M am to L pm
Speckled Gray-Brown Caddis All Month Late PM
Large October Caddis (Important) All Month E am and L pm

8-10 Ginger Stimulator

Blue Winged Olive & Blue Quill (Important) All Month L am to M pm

16-18 Blue Wing Olive Nymph

Midges All Month All Day

 

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November Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
Small Dun Caddis Early M am to L pm
Blue Winged Olive & Blue Quill (Important) All Month L am to M pm

16-18 Blue Wing Olive Nymph

Midges All Month All Day

 

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December Hatches
The Bugs Time of Month Time of Day Suggested Flies
None at All All Month All Day
Blue Winged Olive & Blue Quill (Important) All Month L am to M pm

16-20 Blue Wing Olive Nymph

Midges All Month All Day

18-24 Olive Midge