Btbo32 on Feb 17, 2020February 17th, 2020, 1:24 pm EST
So I was doing some Winter fly fishing in Northwestern New Jersey. Iâ€™ve had caught a few Caddis casings in my time but not this! Sorry for the background picture might be hard to identify this bug? I think a mayfly nymph but not sure?? Can anyone help?
Wbranch on Feb 17, 2020February 17th, 2020, 4:47 pm EST
I hope you weren't fishing in a fly only stream. You might have a hard time explaining that to a fish warden. Yes it is a mayfly nymph. There is at least a 100% chance I'm wrong so one of the other experts hopefully will also chime in.
Taxon on Feb 18, 2020February 18th, 2020, 5:35 pm EST
Sorry to have disappointed you. I too had no idea what it was, other than sharing Mark's belief that its 3 tails eliminated the possibility of it being of genus Epeorus. And truth be known, until after having seen Mark's post, I hadn't even observed that it had 3 tails. :-)