Hatch Is On!

Experts Extol The World's Greatest Hatches And The Flies They'Ve Inspired


Book Description

Through long, cold winters, anglers dream of fishing season and mark their calendars to plan their fishing trips come spring. They speak in hushed voices around the fireplace or over a pint at the local pub of the Skwala Stone in April, the Green Drake and Salmonfly in June, the blanket Caddis and Hexagenia in July and other epic hatches -- moments when the fishing can be so good it can create memories of a lifetime.

The Hatch is On! will be a celebration, in both words and pictures, of fly fishing’s most treasured insect emergences and the incredible angling experiences these hatches create. Every experienced fly-fisherman treasures the beautiful afternoons when he can take advantage of a big insect hatch. When all the stars align and the fish start feeding, it’s like running an interception back for a touchdown, it’s like sinking a three pointer at the buzzer. It’s the very reason why you’re a fly-fisherman in the first place. The Hatch is On! will speak specifically to the sentimentalist in all of us.

About Santella, Chris

Chris Santella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon.  A passionate fly fisher, he is the author of eight books, including Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Forbes.com, and many fly fishing publications.