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Old 03-15-2003, 09:01 AM
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Name this hatch ?

I will be back later for the responses.

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Old 03-15-2003, 12:01 PM
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That could be anything. The picture isn't close enough to show the details of the insects.

Got a closer picture?
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Old 03-15-2003, 12:30 PM
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Obvious!

Those are broomflies!
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Old 03-15-2003, 12:44 PM
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Mystery Hatch

By the size of the mayflies in relation to the size of the broom, I'd say they're Hexagenia limbata.
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Old 03-15-2003, 02:25 PM
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from seeing some of the stuff PM has written i'd say coho is right about the hexes
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Old 03-15-2003, 04:53 PM
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The answer is

See link below

Will post the emerger/dun picture next.

Bobk, I'm disappointed in your guess, but I know how the eyes are in the 50s I can only imagine the 60s.

With our 60 degree temps here today we probably had some stone and maybe caddis hatches but not this species.

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Old 03-15-2003, 06:16 PM
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Dun/Spinner

Nice hatch
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Dun/Spinner

Do we have a consensus yet ?
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:51 PM
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The hatch of your life

if you hit this one right
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:32 PM
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Its a hex or a drake. Big fly either way. Hal the question is how do you make your fly stand out from the real ones durring a hatch like this.
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Smile What a hatch

pmflyfisher, I have seen the Hexagenia limbata hatch that thick once before, whem I was in the Air Force...

I remember it well, being a jet engine mechanic at the time...

Imagine the smell of thousands of Hex's being cooked in the afterburner of the F-4 Phamtom.:eyecrazy:
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Re: Obvious!

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Those are broomflies!
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I am still laughing at that answer... "BROOMFLIES"
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Obvious....

Anything this obvious required a "dumb" but funny answer! But for size, you should see a salmon fly hatch! I have only been lucky enough to see one in my lifetime, but man - they are HUGE!

(BTW, no one was catching fish on imitations that day - but I was catching more than my share on a elk hair caddis???? Why??? Strange creatures, these trout!)

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The answer is:

Genus and Species:
Family: Epherimidia
Other Common Name: Michigan Caddis
Emergence: June 20th to July 30th
Size: 18 to 33 MM (#2,4, and 6 hooks)
Nymph Habit: silt beds and mud banks, usually in shallow water along the streams edge

This is the famous Michigan "caddis hatch. It is not a caddis fly, but years ago some one called it that and confusion has reigned ever since.

Source Selective Trout: Doug Swisher and Carl Richards, 1971

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Emergence of the duns and the return of the spinners usually takes place at dusk, or well after dark, and on some nights after mid night The hex fly hatch is fished from 10 at night through 2-3 AM when the spinners return. You get your spot well before dusk and camp out waiting for dark. Then hope the hatch occurs and fish until 2-3 in the morning. Short strong leaders are needed since you have a great chance at a 20+ inch brown trout. This is when the big ones feed with abandon on the surface.

Brings lots of bug spray, multiple flash lights, know the area you are fishing intimately since putting a light on can put the fish down. Watch out for the night critters inthe air (bats, swallows) and water (beavers, musk rats, mink, deer, etc.) . Make sure you mark your trail on the way in with tissue paper or something similar if there are no fisherman trails. Very easy to get lost in the middle of the woods like me and my buddy did for a while on the South Branch of Ausable - Mason Tract years ago. Tissue paper saved us from more time in the mosquito infested michigan muck swamp at 2 AM !!

We had a great laugh after surviving that ordeal drinking cold beer at 3 AM in the middel of the Mason Tract fishing the Michigan Hex hatch.

Come on out I am looking for some one to go back with me for this unique trout dry fly fishing challenge.

Oh yes we caught only a few little ones that night.

Priceless !!
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