The Stream Doctor

September 29th, 2003

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Q. From Aerdoc1or: At which time in the year could we look for a strong hatch of the golden stonefly on the Deschutes and Metolius Rivers here in Oregon?

A. I called Rick Hafele, author of several books on northwest hatches for the answer to this question. He said that the golden stonefly hatch on the Deschutes usually occurs during the first two weeks of June. On the Metolius River, however, the constant water temperatures result in a fall hatch of this insect, generally from mid-September to early October. These, of course, are the typical hatch times and could be pushed forward or backward if seasonal water temperatures were warmer or colder, respectively.
~ C. E. (Bert) Cushing, aka Streamdoctor
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