Originally Posted by waterwolf
This is really interesting as just today I was talking with one of the TVA benthic folks who has been doing a study on the Clinch for the past 2 years. He has basically catalogued every species of mayfly, caddis, and stonefly he found and his last sampling was done sometime around Thanksgiving.
He found the usual sulphurs, black caddis, blackflies, little black stones, a few hex, couple of light cahill's, and a couple of Quill Gordon's. He said unlike the South Holston where he finds good numbers of BWO's he has not found any in the Clinch or it's tributaries.
Not saying you are wrong Madison, just interesting that he didn't find any with his exhaustive studying and you found some yesterday.
Were they adults or nymphs? I am sure they would love to have samples as well.
You mentioning hexs on the Clinch, I seen a few of these last year, the seemed to be there early in the morning only. And the **** things were big! Now with having said that, do you think there's enough in the river to matter if not do you think we will ever see more of them?