The sulfur hatch is a major event on most waters in our area. The hatch usually starts around the third week of May and can last for several weeks throughout the summer. Many times these mayflies can provide great fishing but there are occasions when it can be very frustrating. At these times it is likely that the trout are taking the emerger rather than the dun. To match this I commonly use a cdc sulfur emerger pattern.

Hook – Tiemco 2488 #16-18
Thread – Lt. cahill 8/0
Wing – 2 or 3 lt. dun or whit cdc feathers tied cripple style
Tail -Rusty brown zelon
Body – Rusty brown turkey biot
Thorax – Sulfur yellow dubbing

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar