Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
Teddyp on Mar 20, 2009March 20th, 2009, 7:14 am EDT
Anyone in the Carolina's been to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park lately? I'm going in the morning and just wondering if any readers/posters are in my neck of the woods and can tell me if they've been up there lately.
Teddyp on Mar 24, 2009March 24th, 2009, 4:42 am EDT
I wish I had a better report, but I got skunked at the park. The morning was about 25 degrees, cooler than it had been the rest of the week. It turned into a great day with lots of sun. The water was running fast and clear, and there were a lot of bugs on top, just no fish taking them.
I missed a nice fish on a flymph. He wouldn't move again. I then missed another on a size 24 midge dropper.
All and all a great day, and I'm just starting the season a little early with high expectations. I'll be back in warmer weather, that's for sure!
Martinlf on Mar 25, 2009March 25th, 2009, 11:56 am EDT
Cold days are tough. I got skunked my first day out this season with lots of snow and temps in the low to mid 20's. But just being out, wetting a line, and seeing that flash of a fish is magic. Warmer days and more hookups are ahead for sure for all of us. Thanks for the report. And Taxon, thanks for the website!!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"
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RleeP on Mar 26, 2009March 26th, 2009, 2:19 am EDT
Mr. Marsh's web site is a winner. The best I've seen on the park from a fishing perspective.
I lived in Charlotte for a few years in the 80's and was over fishing virtually every weekend. Not so much in the Park as in the Pisgah and Nantahala NF's. I really love it down there. From a scenery and can't-wait-to-see what's-around-the-next-bend small water fishing perspective, it's my favorite place anywhere.