Originally Posted by MadisonBoats
I see them often when I am looking for them. However; they are not as prolific compared to some of the Upper E. TN Region. Also; they are usually in the clinger state when you find them-unless they have molted.
Clingers are clingers and swimmers are swimmers.
Clinger type nymphs stay that way until they emerge and hatch into adults.
Swimmers stay that way until they emerge and hatch into adults.
Clingers don't molt into swimmers, and swimmers don't molt into clingers.
I would love to see Blue Wings come on, on the Clinch and have personally never seen an adult or a nymph anywhere on the river. That doesn't mean they aren't there, just that I have not personally seen one.
There used to be all sorts of weird hatches decades ago, but they seem to have waned over time. Naturally I don't fish much until summer, so they may still be happening for all I know.