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Old 04-16-2014, 06:12 PM
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Okay here we go. So I'm asking for anybody and everybody's help on this. My grandfather has been fly fishing for as long as I can remember. It's his favorite thing to do hands down. He's getting older and his Alzheimer's is getting really bad. So before he started really going down hill he took his favorite flies and put them in a fly box in a certain order and put a little piece of paper in the box telling him which ones were where. Well this past weekend some youngsters in the family got ahold of the box and mixed up all the flies and my grandfather doesn't know which ones are which. I'm going to post pictures up to see if you guys can identify them if you could help please reply with what number in the list the fly is and what it is. If it helps we are located in New York. Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-16-2014, 06:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

Very sorry to hear about your Grandfather, what a terrible, terrible disease.

I would advise you to pm Mcnerney, or Ard to see if they can make an exception for you in this rare case. Don't give up yet, I'm certain we can help you out.
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Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but I've been putting photos into my profile photo album, then using the BB code links they generate (and show below them) to add that picture to a post.

Can't he do it that way?

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Just pm'ed you my email. Send me the pic and I'll post it
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I received two messages from members to help me out. William is going to post the pictures on here for me after I email them to him and another member gave me his email so he could privately help me identify each fly. Thank you guys for the help. My grandfather and I will appreciate this very much. Such a good group of people on here
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Here are the first two

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What a cool thread! Cant wait to see this come together
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So ive got my most of them identified thanks to audax but there are a few that are questionable most likely due to a bad picture angle. Will try to post better ones to get those sorted out. Thanks to everyone who has helped in one way or another
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Here are more

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hard to tell size - midge or ephron

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bi visible

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Adams

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royal coachman

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some type of wet fly

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blue wing olive midge?

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black midge don't know the name

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black caddis

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mayfly of sorts.
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And the rest with my guesses

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parachute blue wing olive

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caddis, not sure the name

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parachute adams

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parachute adams

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blue wing olive

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elk hair caddis

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PMD?

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I'd guess an adams

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blue wing olive with biot body

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caddis of some sort

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black midge?

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mosquito

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midge?

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