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    Default 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.



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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Noiso View Post
    Did the title of this post scare everyone off?
    No, but that is one H-E-double hockey sticks hell of a finger nail!

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    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.

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    Default 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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post
    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?

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

    That is a #12!

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    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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    Default Re: One H-E-double hockey sticks hell of an attractor pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_mt View Post
    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!

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

    Looks like an Iron Blue Dun #12 2xl
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