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).
Delablobbo on Sep 23, 2009September 23rd, 2009, 4:19 am EDT
Since my divorce four years ago, I've had a steady case of the "poors." I wont go into that sack of blues here. But I will say that I used to own some fabulous bamboo rods, and do a little traveling to Western rivers, etc. I sold all my bamboo, as I needed the dough. The only rod I had left was a four-piece Orvis Superfine from 1990. It's an 8-foot 4 weight that was a real smoothie. Well, last week, I get out the rod to go fishing. And one of the sections is missing!
I retraced all my steps; even went to the last place I fished the week before. No sign of it. Bummer. Season over.
Yesterday, while visiting a large sporting goods outfit (I'm not into the big chains, but I was killing time), I came across a St. Croix Imperial, a series I thought they had discontinued. Their 8 ft four weight is a very nice rod. Better still, the rod costs $179. Even better than that, I have a friend who is on St. Croix's pro-staff who can get me one at cost.
I'll see if Orvis has a section they can sell me. But I'm a-gettin' that St. Croix.