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catskilljohn
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Mayflys

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I went to a little Delaware trib after work today just to check the water, and found this little beauty on my shirt.

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Gray fox? CJ
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ted patlen
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Re: Mayflys

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first of all, nobody with our sickness just happens to go to a river only to check it out...

how far south? looks more like a cahill spinner

but i ain't no entemenologist, entemologist,,,,pete jacques

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Re: Mayflys

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It is Trenton NJ south, a little north of there, Lambertville area. I am still in my bug learning stage! I thought it was early for Cahills, but it was warm for the last few days. Thanks Ted, CJ

ps...I was really just checking it...for tomorrow!
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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ewpeper
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Re: Mayflys

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Grey Fox perhaps??

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cast cane
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Re: Mayflys

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john, that's funny looking bamboo that bug is sitting on- :shock:

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Re: Mayflys

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HAAAA, good one!

I took the bug home to photograph, and that rod doesn't have the cozy bag and tube the cane rods have, so it was easier to prop it up and pose the mayfly for a picture :lol:

See you soon, John
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

cast cane
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Re: Mayflys

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ok john , well let ya' slide this time, but next time , put em' on some wood ! :D
hope that high water has'nt been keeping you from fishing . b-good j/p

Ronbo
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Re: Mayflys

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I had the same thing hatching on my stream and was trying to put a name on it.
Mine looked almost exactly like yours but the body was a hair more brown. Perfectly clear wings and two tails that were extremly long about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. It was a pretty site watching them hover over my small stream.
My guess was a Grey Fox also.

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Re: Mayflys

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Ronbo wrote:I had the same thing hatching on my stream and was trying to put a name on it.
Mine looked almost exactly like yours but the body was a hair more brown. Perfectly clear wings and two tails that were extremly long about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. It was a pretty site watching them hover over my small stream.
My guess was a Grey Fox also.
Glad to get some local support on the Grey Fox ID, Ron. It was tough trying to do the identification from 2000 miles away. :D

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Re: Mayflys

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I got a positive ID on the mayfly. Seems although it looks remarkably close to a Gray Fox, its a female lt cahill. Its back to "Hatches" for me! :lol: CJ
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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