To me, one of nature’s greatest spectacles is perhaps an understated one: a mayfly hatch. This is one of those events that reminds me of the mystery and logic of nature. Standing midstream, a little movement catches my eye, and from seemingly nowhere a few mayflies have begun an aerial ballet. Soon joined by more and more of their kind, they suggest a blizzard where the snowflakes are held aloft by a gentle updraft, finally alighting on the water’s purling surface to “welcomed” by smutting trout.<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2Sh82sdqw&feature=youtu.be">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2Sh82sdqw&feature=youtu.be</a>
This dance is the reward for their months of underwater existence, as is the transformation from nymph to the beauty of mayfly dun. To the tenkara angler, it promises some great dryfly fishing.