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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Byhaugh
Hawaii

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Byhaugh on Oct 21, 2014October 21st, 2014, 10:16 pm EDT
I was looking at an old FlyCraft paper caliper device. I never used one myself, but have seen them.
My question is this: how many believe the Golden Ratio applies, for example , to the placement of the wing on a hook?

I have watched many highly respected tiers place the wing at the 75% mark of the shank length (for example). Others, say to place the wing at "...approximately the 2/3 mark of the hook shank."

If the Golden a Ratio applies to this aspect of an insect's wing location represented on a hook shank.....and if I have done the math correctly, it would fall at the 62% mark.

I'm not talking about some Balancing reason, but strictly trying to imitate the appearance of the natural.

Your thoughts?



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Taxon
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Taxon on Oct 21, 2014October 21st, 2014, 10:45 pm EDT
Hi Byron-

Your thoughts?


Not to imply that I have any useful thoughts, but simply in the interest of clarifying your question, are you referring to mayflies?
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
Byhaugh
Hawaii

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Byhaugh on Oct 21, 2014October 21st, 2014, 10:50 pm EDT
Any mayfly.

Here's a photo of the old device.

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Roguerat on Oct 22, 2014October 22nd, 2014, 12:17 pm EDT
Byron,

I was relating this post to Fibonacci's Number, which corresponds to 61% more or less...I use it a lot in cabinet-making, my other $$$$$ vice and semi-retirement it's supposed to make money hobby.
I'd like to see a good side-view (elevation, so to speak) of a given natural but it makes sense that the proportions apply, somehow.

Welcome to the Forum, you've been here a while but hi anyway!

Roguerat

I Peter 5:7 'Cast your cares upon Him..'

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