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Old 05-27-2012, 09:54 AM
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Spinners are the dying form the dun(the adult mayfly). They have done their duty to mayflies and nature and are on their way out(dying) in the 24-48hours that they are out of the water. (remember 363 days to develop from egg to an adult)..Adult mayflies don't even have mouth parts.

A SPENT spinner (seriously) is a dead, lifeless form of the mayfly that has spent the past two days in life's activities that perpetuate the species and keeps us in a constant state of craziness for a month consentrating on "the hatch"......It is generally an easy lifeform to recognize on the water as a small cigarette can seen in one of the claws on the spent spinners! HA! If I need to explain anything more in detail, go ask your parents!

Cripples are as previously described. Those mayflies that for some reason don't make it out of the shuck (nymphal exoskeleton) or their wings don't develop for some unknown reason. The crippple and the emergers are the easiest life stages for the trout to eat during a hatch. Normally a sip rise instead of a big splashing(better hurry and eat this one) rise.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:12 AM
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Fellas,
To clarify; I was not trying to imitate a spinner. Just using a spinner variation to help distinguish the fly's profile to the fish. I have not seen much bug action on the top half of the river the past few days. The dissolved oxygen I believe is increasingly low and it could be the reason the sulphurs are tapering off until very late evening or during steady rain showers. Noticed a big striper foraging above Miller's Island. That is a first for me to see one that far up in shallow water. I think he came up from coal creek to feed during a generation and found himself stuck. He sure had the trout moving.

Also; I am starting to find some larger fish dead. They look healthy and I have not noticed any indicators in their throats that could explain their demise. It could be stress from the low water and low DO that is taking them down...(?)

Has anyone fished the church late (7:30-9pm) for sulphur action? That has been the only time I have seen a decent hatch on the river this year....
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:52 PM
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On a tangent:
I have had the privilege to fish some famous technical streams out West. Henry's Fork, Silver Creek, Depuy's/Armstrong, etc. and I'll have to say, if you can fish the Clinch SUCCESSFULLY around the 61 bridge area YEAR ROUND then you can kick butt anywhere!

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I have had the privilege to fish some famous technical streams out West. Henry's Fork, Silver Creek, Depuy's/Armstrong, etc. and I'll have to say, if you can fish the Clinch SUCCESSFULLY around the 61 bridge area YEAR ROUND then you can kick butt anywhere!

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I agree with the technical aspect...That area has a dynamic range of conditions that make it change throughout the year. Also; it can be extremely rewarding or very humbling if you are not in tune with the fish.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:15 AM
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Let's be honest here....... Shawn has gills.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:33 PM
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Fellas,
To clarify; I was not trying to imitate a spinner. Just using a spinner variation to help distinguish the fly's profile to the fish. I have not seen much bug action on the top half of the river the past few days. The dissolved oxygen I believe is increasingly low and it could be the reason the sulphurs are tapering off until very late evening or during steady rain showers. Noticed a big striper foraging above Miller's Island. That is a first for me to see one that far up in shallow water. I think he came up from coal creek to feed during a generation and found himself stuck. He sure had the trout moving.

Also; I am starting to find some larger fish dead. They look healthy and I have not noticed any indicators in their throats that could explain their demise. It could be stress from the low water and low DO that is taking them down...(?)

Has anyone fished the church late (7:30-9pm) for sulphur action? That has been the only time I have seen a decent hatch on the river this year....
We drifted from Miller to Peach today…..there were a few rises early, prior to and just after the rise in the river reaching Miller. I’ll just say that we didn’t fair too well. Couple of items to note:
1) There were no rises once we got past Miller.
2) There were a few mayflies coming off of the surface, but they were few and far between.
3) I’ve never seen so much algae in the river…..the generators kicked up a lot and I was having to clean my fly about every third to fifth cast.
4) To Shawn’s post….we saw two stripers heading upstream. The first was just below Massengill bridge, the second was just above the I-75 bridge. Unmistakable….both had the silver-blue look and they were both huge.
5) Spoke to a fella while we were taking out at Peach Orchard…..he had caught several while wading above the weir. I have a feeling that water temp may have something to do with it….he certainly did better than us.
While we didn’t fair too well, the weather was wonderful and it sure as heck beat sitting at home or doing yardwork!
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