HELP! Stilly bug nerd needed - what's this mayfly hatch?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by fishwater, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. fishwater

    fishwater Human Being...a work in progress

    Emerging mid-morning to noonish on lower North Fork Stilly in head of pool below long, shallow glide. A fair-size mayfly, not BWO-size by a long stretch. Duns with a green/yellow cast to their dramatically segmented abdomens. Look to me to be an Ephemerellid, as they are kinda chunky. Approx 1/2 inch long, excluding tails. The cutts are loving them!
     
  2. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi fishwater-

    Sounds like Western Green Drake (either Drunella or Timpanoga) to me.
     
  3. Preston

    Preston Active Member

    Here's a picture from just over a week ago on the North Fork. My first guess was Drunella flavilinea.
     

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  4. fishwater

    fishwater Human Being...a work in progress

    Thanks Preston....that's the bug. Cutts were working them hard.
     

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