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    Just wondered what this mayfly is? It landed on my truck this afternoon after I stopped for gas on my way home from work. Its about a half mile to the river (as the crow flies), from this station. Is this a green drake? It was about 1.5 to 2 inches long.


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    Troutman,
    That sure looks like a Yellow Drake. Let's see what others say. Here it is tied as seen on Camp Creek several years ago. http://www.smokymountainflyguide.com/images/dryflies/Camp%20Creek%20Golden%20Drake.jpg
    Hugh
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    Looks like Yellow Drake, saw one on Deep Creek a couple of weeks ago.

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    It looks like a Hex (Hexagenia Limbata)..I don't know for sure though.

    Just my 2 cents

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    I think tarhillflyfishing is right. According to my trusty Instant Mayfly Identification Guide, it is a Hex of some type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    I think tarhillflyfishing is right. According to my trusty Instant Mayfly Identification Guide, it is a Hex of some type.
    What do I win?

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