The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
I saw the biggest hellgrammite I've seen in my life, and it got away. It must have been close to 4" long! I know where he lives...
This one was only 4mm, maybe it's a juvenile?
What is the normal life cycle(time) for an 'epeorus' nymph such as this?
Do you have a link for the life cycles of the different families of mayflies; since most of them are different.
Is this particular nymph(size) unusual for time of the year, since quill gordons probably hatched in late april ?