The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
Tell me guys is Hecuba, the later big bug hatch in Eastern Idaho anyway, a green drake? Tipanoga ? (sp?) Hecuba I think they are.
A sample was brought to me by and angler that fished a creek that enters into Palisades Reservoir, Elk Creek...brought it to me in September, and it sure visibly looked like a Green Drake. A good sized fly, I'd guess a #10. Sept. when our Green Drake hatch comes off in late June.
Does anybody know if there is a naming relationship between Homer's mythical queen and the aforementioned great blue winged red quill?
I don't remember my Greek mythology, but was Hecuba this homely?:)LOL
So people are actually seeing Drakes on the Pan right now? I was there two days ago and I've been about 4 times in the last 8 days and I haven't seen one. I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't know if people know the difference between a big PMD and a Green Drake, or the difference between a Caddis and a Green Drake. Maybe they are up around Reudi, I never go up there. And while I never fish the dam area I've always understood that may flies don't hatch up there like they do in the mainstreams. Its just been a weird year.
Please straighten me out. I have never seen a big PMD. Early in the Summer they might be a #14, but more than likely a #16. and the next generations are quite small, like now...an #18 at the biggest. Maybe we are talking about a different bug.