BEST OF THE HATCHES is an ongoing collection of photos that document some of the sights and moments that make sharing time on the water with friends so special.

The title is a tribute to the memory of an angler, scientist, and educator who taught the joys of fly fishing to countless young people, and always signed his correspondence with:

Best of the Hatches,

Greg Hoover

It was through Greg that many of the anglers pictured on this site met and found their shared love for the sport. The ensuing years were full of river rendezvous and late evenings waiting for the bugs to drop, and we hope for many more to come.