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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 07-14-2017, 11:16 PM
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Default Big yellow mayfly

Anyone know what this is? Very big. Hex? Yellow Drake. Off of a pond. Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

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Not sure where you're located but here in the east I would say the 1st two are sulfurs (even though the one looks big), the bottom on is a golden drake.
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Looks like a burrowing type of mayfly... likely a Hexagenia species... not 100% though, but the indicators are there.
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Assuming golden Drake is a hex species

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Assuming golden Drake is a hex species
Not according to Troutnut.com... Golden Drake is a cold, flowing water mayfly species of the genus Anthopotamus. Now it is quite possible that Golden Drake is a common name applied to multiple species (i.e. Blue-winged Olive) or regionally applied (i.e. Green Drake east vs west are not the same species or genus).

If you're sure this specimen hatched from a stillwater environment that should narrow the search.
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Yep. I'm sure. I know it's a hex fly. But which one!? I guess I should just capture one and tie off of it.

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Yep. I'm sure. I know it's a hex fly. But which one!? I guess I should just capture one and tie off of it.

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I understand about match the hatch and have read a little on entomology but i do not fish for trout very often.Does the fly really have to be that detailed or would any yellow mayfly pattern in same color same size work?Do the trout take the time to check out the details on a surface fly or do they just see something they associate with that hatch and go for it?
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Actually, this is on a pond with largemouth bass, catfish, etc. Catfish rise to these. I fish a lot of warm water species. At night, they go nuts over these.

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Hexagenia limbata are well represented in warmwater lakes. What part of the country are you in?
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