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Old 07-03-2011, 12:24 PM
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This mayfly was perched on the outside of our window. I've never seen one this large. The total length is about 3", including the tails, and the body is just over an inch long. Anyone know which type it is?
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:12 PM
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Looks like a hexagenia spinner.
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Yup, Hex ...............
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Tie on a size 8 or 6 "Coffin Fly" and see some spectaculiar surface takes!
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the ID guys -- I've heard and read about hex hatches and can only imagine what it must be like to have thousands of these things fluttering around. What a feast for the fish!

I looked up "mayfly" on wikipedia and it mentions that Lake Erie had an emergence of one species of hexagenia that was so massive it showed up on the doppler weather radar!

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