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Western Drakes - everything you didn’t know

July 2, 2009
Author: Trouts Staff

The Cold Hard Facts:

Western Drakes, also known as Ephemerella grandis and Ephemerella dodsi, are typically one of the most anticipated hatches of the year.  The Ephemerella family, which also includes  Blue Wing Olives (BWO’s), Pale Morning Duns (PMD’s), Sulphurs, and Hendricksons, is known for prolific hatches that cause trout to feed in an uncommonly aggressive manor.  Because of their larger size and gangly nature, the Drake family seems to stand out from the others, and holds a special place in a trout’s heart and diet.




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