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Old 05-21-2013, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: green drake emerger pattern

Originally Posted by stenacron View Post
Interesting "east meets west" theme going on here... I'm pretty sure (given his location) that powderfinger is referring to the Green Drake as in Ephemera guttulata, and the (western) Green Drake - Drunella grandis/doddsi is a very different species of mayfly. Even the nymphs... as Ard pointed out, (eastern) Green Drakes are burrowers, while (western) Green Drakes are crawlers.

Ephemera guttulata
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Drunella doddsi
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Same nickname... drastically different species of mayflies.

The eastern Green Drake seems to be one of these flies that is so big and clumsy that the matching dun/emerger patterns tend to look lifeless by comparison. I know many who have been driven to the edge of fly-fishing madness by lack of success during hatches of guttulata.
ur right dean. this is the bug we see here in the appalachins. any help on a klinkhammer and a nymph pattern now that we have narrowed it down? thanks for ur imput so far....
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