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#1 zug buggin

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

Hey guys I'm in the deep south and recently devoted myself to learning more about Ephemeroptera. I'm finding tons of great info at the various Entomology sites, but I need a field guide WITH PICTURES of Mayflies instead of drawings. Does on exist? If so can I get some recommendations
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:45 PM

I swear I remember seeing something like that but I can't for the life of me think of what it was. If I remember I will let you know.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:21 PM

Back in the early '80s Caucci and Nastasi put out a neat, small fieldguide called Instant Mayfly Identification Guide. It contained layman-friendly keys and photos of nymphs and adults. I don't know if it's still available. And I'm sure some of the species names have been changed since then.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (rockworm @ Dec 3 2010, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Back in the early '80s Caucci and Nastasi put out a neat, small fieldguide called Instant Mayfly Identification Guide. It contained layman-friendly keys and photos of nymphs and adults. I don't know if it's still available. And I'm sure some of the species names have been changed since then.


That edition is out of print, Caucci and Nastasi have just released The Mayfly Guide: Quick and Easy Steps to Identifying Nymphs, Duns, and Spinners I saw it at Borders for about $27.00

I'm going to pick that up when the wife isn't paying attention
"Fly Fishing Is Not A Team Sport"----Tom McGuane

The fisherman now is one who defies society, who rips lips, who drains the pool, who takes no prisoners, who is not to be confused with the sissy with the creel and bamboo rod. Granted, he releases what he catches, but in some cases, he strips the quarry of its perilous soul before tossing it back in the water. What was once a trout – cold, hard, spotted and beautiful – becomes “number seven.”
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:55 PM

I remember having one in 99 that came in a plastic bag. It had like color guide or something in it's name
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:01 PM

There are several of these style books as well


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