Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: BWOs on the Hiwassee

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockyraccoon View Post
    Looks like a paraleps to me.
    RR-

    Perhaps, but Paraleptophlebia hind wings are characterized by lack of costal angulation, unlike this specimen, which seems to have rather sharply defined costal angulation.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    764

    Default

    taxon, what is that avatar picture you are using? I've been staring at it and can't make out what it is.
    Trevor

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Crossville, TN
    Posts
    2,397

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    They are all so close in appearce, and the truth is PA they all could have been hatching that day.
    I know there were at least two types of bugs because I caught one that had only two tails...sorta assumed it was probably baetis...??

    Taxon, here is the information I entered:

    3 tails
    #16 (may have been a bit larger and depending on how much, this does change the results)
    Uniform color fore wings
    Obvious hind wings
    left the "other characteristics" blank
    flowing water
    during daylight
    SE US


    While ya'll are helping me with my bugs, here's photos of all that I saw (at least all I got pics of)... The VAST majority of bugs were like the last one pictured here for those that want to know what is/was hatching...





    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
    contact: TroutZoneAnglers at gmail dot com

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ttas67 View Post
    taxon, what is that avatar picture you are using? I've been staring at it and can't make out what it is.
    Trevor-

    Good question. It's the larval head of a Limnephillid (Northern Casemaker Caddisfly), genus Limnephilus as I recall.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    Why aren't you fishing today Rocky, little too windy? Although the fly looks alot like Paraleptophlebia, I don't think it is. They have very small oval hind wings (only one of the three tail duns if I'm not mistaken that do) and this specimen appears to me to have prominent hind wings with the shallow depression and small projection commonly found in Ephemerella. What do you think Taxon? They are all so close in appearce, and the truth is PA they all could have been hatching that day.
    flyman-

    Yes, I agree. Perhaps you missed my post #5 above.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    7

    Default

    3 tails
    #16 (may have been a bit larger and depending on how much, this does change the results)
    Uniform color fore wings
    Obvious hind wings
    left the "other characteristics" blank
    flowing water
    during daylight
    SE US
    Plateau Angler-

    The problem with Attenella attenuata would be that there aren't any in TN. See N. American Mayfly Distribution on my site, and enter TN is the box for State.

    Also, you might want to a look at the leading picture in this article I wrote for Hatches Magazine two years ago. I think you'll find a striking resemblence to your specimen. Another thing that made me lean toward Ephemerella subvaria is that it's the earliest emerging of the Ephemerella species you have in TN.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hillbilly Hollow, NC
    Posts
    1,041

    Default

    Taxon I did miss your post, thanks for the confirmation of the info. Attenella attenuata (McDunnough 1925) have been documented in Great Smoky MT Nationa Park.

    http://www.discoverlife.org/nh/cl/GS...cts_GSMNP.html

    I think a few more detailed studies of aquatic insects has been done in the park than the rest of the region. I have noticed in the past several species left off of the USGS site present in places not indicated on their map.

    http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/d...mfly/index.htm

    BTW-I would like to complement you on your site. Well done, lots of great info in a format that the average person can comprehend.
    Last edited by flyman; 04-16-2007 at 05:32 PM.
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
    Salvador Dali

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Attenella attenuata (McDunnough 1925) have been documented in Great Smoky MT Nationa Park.
    flyman-

    Thanks for sharing that information, and also for your kind words concerning my website. With regard to Attenella attenuata, I suspect they were in the N. Carolina part of the SMNP, as opposed to the Tennessee part, however. In any event, whatever source one uses for mayfly distribution, it will always be incomplete to one degree or another.
    Last edited by Taxon; 04-17-2007 at 06:38 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Hiwassee N.C. ????
    By Drugcop4 in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 01:28 PM
  2. Hiwassee
    By mstone in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-15-2010, 12:13 AM
  3. Hiwassee 3-8-09
    By feather&fly in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 11:41 PM
  4. Hiwassee
    By golfballs03 in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2007, 12:08 PM
  5. BWOs
    By David Knapp in forum General Fly Tying
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-19-2006, 06:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •