Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Little J

WbranchMay 17th, 2009, 5:28 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2574
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
GONZOMay 17th, 2009, 12:43 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Matt,

Others can advise you about access and conditions much better than I can. I understand that the Little J does have March Browns. They should be emerging now. As is the case on many Eastern waters, that hatch is often sparse rather than concentrated and often extends into early June. The "sulphur" that should also be emerging is invaria. On most PA trout streams that have them, the dorothea hatch typically begins later (toward the end of the month). Although I'm not at all sure that "true" dorothea occur on the J, perhaps there are some. Many of the smaller, later sulphurs that are often attributed to dorothea are continuations of the invaria hatch. In areas with extended hatches of invaria, they become smaller and somewhat lighter in color as the hatch continues. However, that taxonomic distinction makes only very slight differences from a fishing standpoint, and probably is only of interest to nitpickers (like me). :)
WbranchMay 17th, 2009, 12:50 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2574
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
GONZOMay 17th, 2009, 12:51 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
I suspected that would be the case--enjoy! (And report back after your visit.)

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Small Sulphurs
In Male Ephemerella dorothea dorothea Mayfly Dun by GONZO
3Jul 22, 2014
by Entoman
Re: An important hatch
In the Mayfly Species Baetisca laurentina by Troutnut
2Apr 8, 2013
by Willy
Re: Invaria - Dorothea confusion
In the Mayfly Genus Ephemerella by Entoman
17Feb 7, 2012
by Entoman
Re: Eastern Trout
In Fishing Reports by Martinlf
21May 14, 2012
by JOHNW
Re: sulphur emerger questions spring & little j
In General Discussion by Lastchance
4May 17, 2010
by Lastchance
Re: So is Ep Infrequens now known as Ep Dorothea?
In the Mayfly Species Ephemerella dorothea infrequens by Wbranch
20Jul 1, 2014
by Crepuscular
Re: ES3-Blue---Ephemerel la invaria/rotunda
(7 more)

In the Identify This! Board by Brookyman
2Apr 1, 2013
by Brookyman
Re: Anyone know more about Ephemerella septentrionalis?
In the Mayfly Species Penelomax septentrionalis by Troutnut
11Jul 18, 2011
by Oldredbarn
Re: Au Sable Holy Waters Sulphurs
In General Discussion by Brian314
16Jul 18, 2019
by Oldredbarn
Re: Latin Help
In General Discussion by Shawnny3
4Jul 20, 2006
by Shawnny3
Most Recent Posts
Re: Hyrnia operation
In General Discussion by Hunter1
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83 (Roguerat replied)
Re: Thunder Creek flies
In Fly Tying by Dbinmt (Wbranch replied)
Re: Trout Unlimited, who are they?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h (Rollcast replied)
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman (Rollcast replied)
Re: My wild & crazy Flordia trip part 3: hotel room and other fun stuff
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)
Re: Furled Leaders
In Gear Talk by Ov10fac (Martinlf replied)
Re: Personal Best Largemouth
In the Photography Board by Summer_doug
Re: My wild and crazy trip to Florida & back while the world went crazy in my "absence"
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
Re: My wild and crazy trip to Florida & back, part 2: fly fishing & bottom bouncing
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Martinlf replied)