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Post by PortMurrayAng » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:50 pm

I thought it was a grasshopper at first.
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Re: 4/15

Post by Vance » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:28 pm

Hi, It looks like the two top pictures are Quill Gordon’s because they have two tails but the bottom looks like a Red Quill with three tails the tail on the right you can just about see,but if you look close you can make it out as it curves to the right. Aren’t May Flies pretty. Vance

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Re: 4/15

Post by Fishybig » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:30 pm

Looks like a hex to me but could be that first MB...way to big fer any hendrickson on this planet....

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Re: 4/15

Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:33 pm

All three are March Browns. Maccaffertium vicarium. It helps to know that the Musky has zero hex hatches, and if it did, they would be summer hatches. It also helps to know that this is the time for March Browns after the Hendricksons have finished their hatch first.
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Re: 4/15

Post by PortMurrayAng » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:55 am

It's the same fly in all 3. I thought match brown, too. It led me to another question.

Do flies start hatching in tribs earlier than on the rivers they flow into?

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Re: 4/15

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:55 pm

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:55 am
It's the same fly in all 3. I thought match brown, too. It led me to another question.

Do flies start hatching in tribs earlier than on the rivers they flow into?
It depends entirely on water temperature and what are called "degree days". Generally, hatches begin downstream and work upstream due to warmer temps the further downstream you go. That holds true for smaller tributaries or major rivers.
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