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    insect ID

    i am trying to figure out what type of fly this was. dont have a picture of it, i just remember what it looked like. the fly in question......
    had a split tail, with a light green body with visible segmentation. the wings and legs were very pale dun/creamy white in color. it would be equal to a size 12
    i dont remember if it had a single wing like a mayfly or a double wing like a stonefly. any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: insect ID

    The pony ran, he jumped he pitched,

    he threw my master in the ditch.

    The pony being very shy,

    was victim of the blue tail fly........... just felt right writing that.....

    Hell no and it aint over now.......

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    Re: insect ID

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_Wilds View Post
    i am trying to figure out what type of fly this was. dont have a picture of it, i just remember what it looked like. the fly in question......
    had a split tail, with a light green body with visible segmentation. the wings and legs were very pale dun/creamy white in color. it would be equal to a size 12
    i dont remember if it had a single wing like a mayfly or a double wing like a stonefly. any help would be appreciated.
    Do you remember if the wings were up-right or down across the back? May flies have up right wings, caddis flies have wings that are across the back in a vertical position, and Stone flies have wings that lie flat across the top of the back. This would help identify the classification.

    "Hatchery fish have the same colors, but they always seem muted like bad reproductions of great art." Bill Barich

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    Re: insect ID

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouser Trout View Post
    The pony ran, he jumped he pitched,

    he threw my master in the ditch.

    The pony being very shy,

    was victim of the blue tail fly........... just felt right writing that.....
    this has made me dumber for reading. but i thank you for that waste of time

    ---------- Post added at 08:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:34 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfly View Post
    Do you remember if the wings were up-right or down across the back? May flies have up right wings, caddis flies have wings that are across the back in a vertical position, and Stone flies have wings that lie flat across the top of the back. This would help identify the classification.
    i have since figured out what it was. after getting some time to do a thorough search yesterday afternoon i found a picture of the insect in question. now i just need to find a pattern to mimic it. it happened to be a little green stonefly. i might have been mistaken on it being a size 12, where it might have been a size 14. either way, i want to find a nymph pattern, which i have not seen the nymphs in the stream where i found the insect, and a dry fly pattern for it. a few evenings in the past they were pretty prevalent, which is why i wanted to tie some up for this year.


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    Re: insect ID

    I wouldn't bother with a dry fly version, trout very seldom eat stoneflies on the surface. But a nymph will do the trick if there is a decent emergence.

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    Re: insect ID

    Sounds like a Chloroperlidae. Some species are yellow, some green. Chloroperlidae nymphs all look pretty much the same. They are brown and slender. You can tie up some 12 or 14 stonefly nymphs or just use a pheasant tail nymph. Do a google image search for "chloroperlidae" to see what they look like.


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    Re: insect ID

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    I wouldn't bother with a dry fly version, trout very seldom eat stoneflies on the surface. But a nymph will do the trick if there is a decent emergence.
    they are usually flying around heavily with large sulfurs/golden drakes and large slate drakes. during this time usually both flys will catch fish, just switch back and forth until you find the one they are keying in on more. sometimes, they wont take the sulfur/golden or the slate, and thats when i would get frustrated and thought of the green stone fly imitation. i figured having a few wont hurt me too much. thanks for the info tho.


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