Friday, May 15, 2015

THE ENIGMATIC GRAY DRAKE HATCH-JUNE SELECTIVITY CLINICS

(UPDATE:6/1/15...Weather has been perfect!... lots of water...:)...cold to cool weather, allowing AM and PM siphlonurus spinner falls, tons of Ephemerella sulphers/caddis mid day - perfection!,  thus we don't need infrared light glasses to see 11 PM spinner falls in the old heat days of 80/90F- by that time we are at the fire pit and sampling carmel colored  whiskey/hop/grape libations..;)
 We still have slots available for the gray darke clinics. On a personal note, I am doing individualized intensive/knowledge about the hatch guiding, for one or two individuals not with the school during the week and at clinics if requested, mainly for those that want to learn the intricacies on this elusive hatch- especially how to fish it all day long! -despite the uncertainty of the spinner falls , which makes this hatch my personal favorite- thus 'Gray Drake'! - We have adjusted the weekend package by popular request to offer a 'free nights lodging...new price per person is - $ 475. 00 for the weekend!..


(emergence images JGM Miller)

SELECTIVITY MASTER CLINICS-2015
'THE ENIGMATIC GRAY DRAKE HATCH'
JUNE 5/6/7th
JUNE 12/13/14th
GRAY DRAKE LODGE/MICHIGAN
www.graydrake.com

with Matt Supinski
Matt Supinski has been guiding and chasing the mysterious and perplexing gray drake hatch for over 25 years- it has become an obsession with him so much that he named the lodge and business after the elusive yet massive vast hatch that brings huge trout to the surface for over 8 weeks each year. Last year's cool/wet spring saw epic hatches which bodes well for the upcoming weeks since the cool wet weather trend continues- siphlonurus mayflies love this!!! Do to the fickle nature of this gorgeous mayfly's terrestrial and stream bottom existence, combined with weather, temperature, habitat, droughts/floods and very unique emergence cycles, make this a hatch an enigma. You only hit it 'just right' once in awhile- most of the time you are baffled by why a spinner fall didn't happen despite all conditions perfect, the bizarre nature of its emergence and how the nymphs migrate, the extreme ultra selective/reflective nature of the fish, and then the few times when you actually have the best dry fly action of your lifetime!
We will teach you the intricate details of this hatch and make it more 'user friendly' so it won't be that hatch that has mesmerized and confounded fly fishers for centuries.


AGENDA

FRIDAY NIGHT
*CHECK IN, MICRO BREWS 
* SELECTIVITY POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE GRAY DRAKES/PATTERNS AND SELECTIVE TROUT FEEDING TECHNIQUES TO ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE HATCHES SIPHLONURUS MAYFLIES PRESENT
SATURDAY MORNING 
*GOURMET BREAKFAST
*AM GUIDED GRAY DRAKE SPINNER FALL ( BIG MISCONCEPTION IS THAT THE BEST SPINNER FALLS ARE IN THE EVENING- QUITE THE CONTRARY !)
AFTERNOON
*FISHING THE SOFT HACKLE WETS/SUNKEN SPINNERS/FLY TYING (BRING YOUR FLY TYING KITS AND PATTERN IDEAS- WE WILL SHARE OURS!
EVENING
*GOURMET DINNER ON THE RIVER
*PM GUIDED FLY FISHING FOR THE EVENING SPINNER FALL WHICH CAN BE PROLIFIC AND BRINGS OUT SOME OF THE LARGER BROWNS THAT ARE PHOTO PHOBIC- HERE YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF A TROPHY BROWN OR RAINBOW ON THE DRY!
SATURDAY ONCE OFF THE RIVER
*HANG OUT ON THE DECK BY THE FIRE PIT/HOT TUB,  HAVING LIBATIONS/CIGARS/TALL TALES AND WEE INTO THE NIGHT HOUR CHATTER ABOUT THE BIG ONE THAT GOT AWAY!- MORE CEREBRAL DISCUSSION ON GRAY DRAKES AND ALL THINGS TROUT
SUNDAY MORNING
*GOURMET BREAKFAST
 *AM SPINNER FALL IN OUR RIFFLES AND FISH UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH!- DEPARTURE AT YOUR LEISURE
* FOR THOSE WANTING MORE,SUNDAY NIGHT GUIDING AND MONDAY ARRANGEMENTS ARE ANOTHER OPTION

PRICE PER PERSON- 525.00 FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND, INCLUDES: LODGING, GOURMET MEALS, FLIES, TACKLE, GUIDING AND CLINIC/FLY TYING

For reservations and more details/also custom arrangements:




231-250-2846/ 231-250-2845

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS MAGNIFICENT HATCH, 'SELECTIVITY': THE BOOK AND DVD, WILL GIVE YOU A BROAD SCOPE INTRODUCTION