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Entomology Basic entomology for the fly fisher to help identify insects that one might encounter on the stream or in a stillwater.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:21 PM
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Seems lighter colored then most Callibaetis, but I've seen photos of some which look identical.

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Callibaetis.
Around here a #14-16 Parachute Adams would be the ticket.
Pardon me, cause I don't know from nothing about what fly to imitate this, but I have read all of these posts with that question in mind.

Isn't the Parachute Adams a Gray Body? Doesn't that pass for a kind of clear or "crystal" coloration?

And do they have a Whitish fly like that in the Rocky Mtns where I am?

This thought has been in the back of my mind. Is there a pattern that is sort of, well...not White, but a "crystal" Mayfly pattern? You know, sort of an all-clear or "flashabou" pattern.

Sorry if this is like, totally dumb (ha ha) but I have to ask.

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If it's a Callibeatis, then it is a species (sp?) that I am unfamiliar with... too small, wrong body color, wrong wing color, tails are WAY too short... other than all that though...

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So is there sort of a "crystal" pattern to imitate this Crystal--colored Mayfly?

Is it the Gray Bodied Parachute Adams which would serve to imitate the Mayfly in your photo?

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I am guessing it's a spinner of one of the Callibaetis species with broken-off tails. The clue I'm focusing on is the glassy wing with mottled black and white markings. I know almost nothing about the different species of Callibaetis and their spinners, though, so I really don't know.

I do know that even within the same species male spinners can differ from female. So with all the callibaetis species out there, one callibaetis photo won't necessarily resemble another. That said, I did find this Callibaetis photo online, which looks somewhat similar to yours, although it's from Idaho:

Nick Price Photography - Blog - Callibaetis
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Callibaetis.
Around here a #14-16 Parachute Adams would be the ticket.
I concur Parachute Adams Tied in white, rather than grey, imitates this bug very well. I thought it was a white mayfly at first. But as others have pointed out, the leading edge of the wing points, it being some type of callibaetis.
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Parachute adams is the best choice imho
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I concur Parachute Adams Tied in white, rather than grey, imitates this bug very well. I thought it was a white mayfly at first. But as others have pointed out, the leading edge of the wing points, it being some type of callibaetis.
I agree . It looks like a Calli to me also..

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Pardon me, cause I don't know from nothing about what fly to imitate this, but I have read all of these posts with that question in mind.

Isn't the Parachute Adams a Gray Body? Doesn't that pass for a kind of clear or "crystal" coloration?

And do they have a Whitish fly like that in the Rocky Mtns where I am?

This thought has been in the back of my mind. Is there a pattern that is sort of, well...not White, but a "crystal" Mayfly pattern? You know, sort of an all-clear or "flashabou" pattern.

Sorry if this is like, totally dumb (ha ha) but I have to ask.

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So is there sort of a "crystal" pattern to imitate this Crystal--colored Mayfly?

Is it the Gray Bodied Parachute Adams which would serve to imitate the Mayfly in your photo?

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Para adams can be tied in any color, to imitate any mayfly that hatches- BWO, PMD, PED, to any other body, from grey, to black, to purple (ever heard of the purple haze?).

Most places in the West have a hatch of some sort of bug species that are white in color.
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