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Old 06-19-2009, 07:40 PM
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Default large mayflies on the French Broad

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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Old 06-19-2009, 07:58 PM
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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
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:14 PM
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Looks like Yellow Drake, saw one on Deep Creek a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:37 PM
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It looks like a Hex (Hexagenia Limbata)..I don't know for sure though.

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Old 06-19-2009, 08:56 PM
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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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Old 06-19-2009, 09:05 PM
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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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