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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 01-25-2014, 12:10 PM
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Had these in the millions last fall but I didn't have a fly even close to it. [IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
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I would guess a blue winged olive - Baetis.

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/180/Ma...-Winged-Olives

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I would use a parachute Adams in the correct size. Better yet an OBA in the correct size, Olive Bodied Adams ala Norm Crisp.

http://www.uky.edu/~agrdanny/flyfish...ends/22oba.htm

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.co...e+Bodied+Adams
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Slate Drake ( Isonychia )

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Check here for May Flies with two tails (adult):

Mayfly Identification

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A bug? . Looks like Rip nailed it, with the slate drake.

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Thanks guys, much appreciated .
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My first try at tying one of these, what do you guys think. I didnt have the correct hackle or dubbing.[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
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It'll definitely Catch Fish as long it's about The Same Size as The Fish are Feeding on.
I find Synthetic Wool Can be substituted & used as Dubbing It's Cheaper & there are many colours available you just might have to occassionally add a little Floatant to keep it afloat Longer.
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I looked at the hobby lobby but they don't carry much wool yarn. Any other idea's where I can find it ? Do you just use the wool like chenille ?
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Default Re: What is this please ?

Looks like an Slate Drake (Isonychia) to me as well -- unless you have very small thumbnails ;-).

There seems to be some controversy and / or regional variation in this, but I believe that most Isos hatch by crawling out of the water. Iso nymphs are very good swimmers and I've generally done much better with a nymph than dun during a Iso hatch.

So I'd make sure you have some Iso nymphs as well. A large hare's ear will work, but that are lots of patterns out there.
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