Like most common names, "Borcher Drake" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 6 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.
These are often called Borcher Drakes.
mayflies do not generate superhatches, but their medium-large size and other properties make them a relevant part of the early season.
The information below was mostly discovered in Leptophlebia cupida
, the most important species, but it is not known to differ in the others.
These are very rarely called Borcher Drakes.
The Hendrickson hatch
is almost synonymous with fly fishing in America. It has been romanticized by our finest writers, enshrined on an untouchable pedestal next to Theodore Gordon, bamboo, and the Beaverkill.
The fame is well-deserved. Ephemerella subvaria
is a prolific species which drives trout to gorge themselves. Its subtleties demand the best of us as anglers, and meeting the challenge pays off handsomely in bent graphite and screaming reels. Ours may be the sport of gentlemen, but the gentleman may drool a little on his tie when he thinks of this hatch-to-come after a dismal fishless winter.