Skwala Stonefly Hatch // Podcast and Tips
February 12, 2020
The vaunted 'SKWALA HATCH' is nearly upon us! It's very exciting. I put together a Podcast talking about the ins/outs of this annual event and that's a good place to start. I also included a few photos of the bug, and a link to flies here as well.
This is a BIG Skwala. They can be as large as a typical #8 dry fly as adults!
The Skwala sits LOW and FLAT! They rarely flutter and flap when on the water and are a "quiet" bug. They camoflauge well and are very drab in color.
The nymphs are a light olive color. Not quite Gold but definately more olive than brown or black so choose your nymphs wisely.
This is one of our favorite patterns if not the Best Skwala Stonefly Dry Fly of all time. It just gets bit. Straight up BIT.
The "Bitteroot" style Skwala dry fly pattern is a historical killer.
The belly of the beast!