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Cumberland Winter White

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Today, I worked up a small dry fly to mimic the tiny white insect the trout were surface feeding on earlier this week when I fished the Cumberland River near Jamestown, KY. Shown alongside a nickel and a grain of rice, I think it's still a bit large at a #20 size. Looks like a good excuse for a new mid-flex 2-weight and a microscope, don't you think? :



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what was the insect? Great fly though!


No clue, Mr. Vegas. Served as a gentle reminder to put together a vest-pocket entomology kit for gathering specimens like this. They were too small and too quick for me to grab one bare-handed and even if I had, I doubt I could've seen sufficient detail with the naked eye to decisively identify the creature. They were snow white, #20-24 size, and were hatching with air temps in the upper 30's. Sound familiar to anyone?


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