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 one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
I know this is a little unusual tie for this site as most are of insects , but I think I've solved a few flaws that were in my earlier version. This one should be easier to cast and have a clearer silouette
Entoman on May 17, 2011May 17th, 2011, 11:51 am EDT
Tremendous job of imitation Fred. A lot of our high elevation Sierra lakes are full of amphibians, and I think this fly would be a real big trout fooler for those "cruising the edges of the pads". Care to share how you created such a realistic body?
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Thanks Kurt,Jason and Johnathon . I have'nt done a sbs on this particular frog but here is a link to it's predecesser which is done in a like manner using the same foam for the body.http://www.realisticflytying.net/id12.html
Hey, I got my first popper-caught bass of the year today! A nice fat 14-incher from a different part of the marsh where I fish, sort of an enhanced oxbow lake with a berm & water-control structure. No pics, figured I'd save him the extra 30 seconds of stress and drying out since I think he may have been sitting on a nest - he came out of a spot where I had been seeing big swirls on the surface. He hit a dark brown & yellow cork-bodied popper I tied up & painted last year, sucked it in with a big loud CHOPE!!! Actually had a green sunfish get the danged thing all the way into his mouth too! Caught some other chunky pumpkinseed, greens, and hybrids out of the main pond I have been fishing on WBs and KBFs, but the bass there all have lockjaw, not even a hit today.
Fred, throw those at your big fat Louisiana bass and send us some pics of them with the Bullfrogs hanging out of their mouths!
P.S. Our trout streams are all high, muddy, and cold from recent rains, so I'll be focusing on bass until things get a little warmer & drier around here...
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...