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becpa
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Need help identifying insect

Post by becpa » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:04 am

I ran in to this pretty yellow May Fly (I presume) yesterday on the Llano.

I have never seen one this yellow. Does anyone know what it is?

By the way, fishing was good, water was good.

Bill

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Matt Bennett
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Re: Need help identifying insect

Post by Matt Bennett » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:34 am

That would be a Hexagenia mayfly. We get them on the Guad as well. They're the largest species of mayfly I believe. Ours usually are more yellow like the one in your photo than they are in other areas.

More info: http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/32/Mayfly ... /index.php

Edit: According to my link, they're the second largest species in the US, not the largest.

becpa
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Re: Need help identifying insect

Post by becpa » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:04 pm

I have seen lots of tan or brown, but never yellow. It was like a neon light on th water.

Bill

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Re: Need help identifying insect

Post by Ron Mc » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:24 pm

yes, we have a size 10 slate drake and a size 6 yellow hex in the Guad. Neon sloops.
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Re: Need help identifying insect

Post by stiles » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:38 pm

Nice bass on a 4wt!



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becpa
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Re: Need help identifying insect

Post by becpa » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:11 pm

There is something wrong with the bass. It is not the camera angle. Notice how big the head is in proportion to the rest of its body. It tapers off. I have seen that before on a bass that came out of a pond and was told it was a sign of malnutrition.

I don't believe that now. There is plenty of food in the Llano River. Also, this fish leaped a few times. I wish I felt that good.

Bill

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