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    Default Green Drakes

    I fished Saturday morning, had a midge hatch and then caught a bug that looked like a green drake. Maybe an #18, trout were not taking them strong but were sipping them under the film.
    Anyone see these bugs ? Am I correct, are they green Drakes ?
    c.v.

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    Hard to imagine a size 18 looking likeany Drake I have ever seen. Drakes are large bugs.

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    If it had an olive body and slate grey wings, the size sounds like a blue wing olive. It would be an oddity to see these in any numbers on the Clinch (unfortunately).

    4X

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    Default perhaps but

    fourx, I have seen b.w.o.s and this was similar but different in that the thorax was much thiner and darker and the legs similar to a water bug. When I first saw them coming off I thought the same but when I caught one, I didn't think so. I don't carry a camera and have drowned my cel phone twice this summer so taking a pic with it was not possible.
    I saw a pic last week on the message board but cannot find it. thanks for offering, you maybe correct.
    c.v.

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    There is a small cranefly hatching on the Clinch right now. It doesn't sit still like a mayfly on the surface, but skims it. It doesn't bounce around like a caddis does either. Does this sound like what you saw?
    I am a great admirer of spectator sports, especially on television; it keeps the riffraff off the trout streams.

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    Default genius

    you're a genius, that is exactly what it was. You're also correct in that they just skitter on the top. Trout were sipping in the film not taking them on top. I caught a very nice fish on a split case emerger, I wonder if they were taking crane flies as they emerged or something else.

    I don't see that as a easy tie ?
    c.v.

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    Dang Phil! You are a genius.
    Leaving for Silver Creek, etc. sat., we need an entomologist!

    4X

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