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swampsinger

Member Since 28 May 2016
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2019 05:13 PM
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In Topic: hex

04 February 2019 - 05:04 PM

No one pays more attention to the bait than fly fisherman.


In Topic: hex

04 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

It could be an iso nymph they are also in that system. I have seen the isonychia spinners as well as march brown spinners [ephemera simulans].  A nearby river also has plenty of stone flies that are very close to your fly. these are the casings under a bridge. I usually use a large size pat rubber legs to imitate them.

 

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In Topic: hex

23 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

I think the whole episode is worth watching , but you can see the nymphs around 4 min. and 13 min.


In Topic: hex

23 January 2019 - 06:42 PM

It has been a couple of years since I posted about this. I have tried a couple of prototype nymphs but still not satisfied. The rivers that I fish and that I see these mayflies on are dominated by smallmouth bass and fallfish, no trout.  I don't think the smallmouth ever get selective about feeding so its easy to fall into a pattern of fishing with steamers, they work quite well. I experiment when I get bored. The "atros" never seem to be a large hatch. I tie a large size dark brown klinkhammer that provides some fun when the spinners are active. As far as I can determine they are a burrowing /swimming black nymph. This summer I'll try and persevere with stream sampling other than picking up the odd rock. I think I saw this nymph on an episode of The new fly fisher. They were on "my" river and discussing crayfish and I'm sure they had one of these nymphs in the sample jar. I'll see if I can find a link.


In Topic: What bugs you?

16 January 2019 - 06:14 PM

Online sales killed my "local" fly shop.