This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
I'm assuming you were on Penns? What is the very first mayfly on the butt of the cane rod? Wow! you really had some fantastic dry fly fishing. It looks like the water is right up in the grass - how was the wading? Are the drakes over? They have started on the Delaware but only way down river around Calicoon.
I think that photo is an older one, however I will say that the first fish I caught on a hendrickson was on March 9th and the last was on May 18th. So without checking the date of the photo, it's from sometime between those dates. The reel is an Abel BG .5
Jmd123 on Jun 12, 2017June 12th, 2017, 7:39 am EDT
Very nice Eric! I hadn't seen the full series before, pretty looking fish and nice flies. Our spring has been cold, wet, and windy...we've gotten rid of the cold and the wet finally but that wind...well, it's evening season now so hopefully as the sun goes down things will get a bit calmer.
That might be one reason Rogue is envious, and I am too!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...