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DayTripperJune 10th, 2008, 6:00 am
Northern MI

Posts: 70
Found a monster Salmonfly this weekend, just over 2.5" long. Not sure why, but I got some funny looks from the guys I was with when I started jumping for joy...

TrtklrJune 10th, 2008, 7:26 am
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Michigan

Posts: 115
are both of these salmonflies? I can't say I have seen such a bug, I live in michigan. The one on the bottom looks a little familiar but I could be thinking of something else. Of course the one on top looks like a colorful version of a hex.
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
DayTripperJune 10th, 2008, 7:41 am
Northern MI

Posts: 70
The one on top is a Green Drake
TroutnutJune 10th, 2008, 12:01 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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You've got the bottom bug (or something very much like it, in the same genus, Pteronarcys) in Michigan. They'll typically be out at night around the same time as the Hexes, but near more riffly habitat and in much, much smaller numbers.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Jjlyon01June 10th, 2008, 4:56 pm
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Posts: 71
Where did you find that salmonfly? Did you find it somewhere near Albany? I have never seen one one the Battenkill or streams around it.
"I now walk into the wild"
69erJune 10th, 2008, 5:10 pm
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kilsyth

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(insert ban-worthy vandalism here)
i think im a gehy persons
DayTripperJune 10th, 2008, 6:44 pm
Northern MI

Posts: 70
No not around Albany(I wish). I was down on the West Branch of the Delaware over the weekend. I ran into the Salmonfly at a gas station in Hancock on the bank of the East Branch.
Jjlyon01June 11th, 2008, 4:20 pm
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Posts: 71
Ah ya. It would be real nice to see a hatch up our way huh. I just wish I could be somewhere that had trout... I really miss catching trout in the Battenkill but I guess I can deal with the the 9lb largemouth and the alligator gar down in Texas for a few more weeks.
"I now walk into the wild"
DayTripperJune 11th, 2008, 6:44 pm
Northern MI

Posts: 70
I don't know how you do it :)

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