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Noiso 06-04-2012 11:41 AM

One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
My gal captured this mayfly (spinner?) with a #12 stimmie. I think it is a great photo.
Any of you Entomologists care to tack an ID on this? I am still working on English, but I guess a Latin lesson couldn't hurt.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...78533117_n.jpg

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Noiso 06-05-2012 10:52 AM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Did the title of this post scare everyone off?

dean_mt 06-05-2012 11:48 AM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noiso (Post 459895)
Did the title of this post scare everyone off?

No, but that is one H-E-double hockey sticks hell of a finger nail!

mcnerney 06-05-2012 12:38 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
My guess would be a hexagenia limbata spinner.

dean_mt 06-05-2012 05:30 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 459938)
My guess would be a hexagenia limbata spinner.

If the Stimulator is a #12, that is not a Hex, Larry. At least not the one's that I am familiar with in Michigan. They are size #6 flies; just huge mayflies. Think salmonfly with a slender body and upright wings.

I would generically call that bug a Mahogany Dun.

FrankB2 06-05-2012 05:48 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
This site says Mahogany Dun sizes are 12-16: Mahogany Dun | Paraleptophlebia | Fly Fishing | Westfly

dean_mt 06-05-2012 05:53 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankB2 (Post 460058)
This site says Mahogany Dun sizes are 12-16: Mahogany Dun | Paraleptophlebia | Fly Fishing | Westfly

Yup, I agree. If that stimulator is tied on a 200R which it looks like that is a 3xl #12. So to me, the mayfly is about a standard 12 or 14.

Do you see it differently?

Noiso 06-05-2012 05:59 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
That is a #12!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dean_mt (Post 459906)
No, but that is one H-E-double hockey sticks hell of a finger nail!

She is going to get a kick out of this quote! She did her fingernails just for the trip knowing there would be pics of them and picked up the perfect accessory for them in the river.

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FrankB2 06-05-2012 06:06 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dean_mt (Post 460061)
Yup, I agree. If that stimulator is tied on a 200R which it looks like that is a 3xl #12. So to me, the mayfly is about a standard 12 or 14.

Do you see it differently?

I have to stop reading so quickly! I thought Larry said it was a Mahogany Dun.

Cool idea on the fingernails! :thumbsupu

wt bash 06-05-2012 10:28 PM

Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.
 
Looks like an Iron Blue Dun #12 2xl ;)


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