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MItroutbumJune 13th, 2008, 7:44 am
Posts: 3Hey guys, I am new to the forum, and as of this past October, a new resident to the state of Michigan. I have fished extensively in the SE and learned alot of the insects down there, but now that I am up here I have been seriously confused my the naming of many of the larger mayflies (I am mostly a rookie with insects if you cant tell!)

So......
The one thing thats confusing are what people up here refer to as Iso's. I have seen some reference to these as Slate Drakes and they appear slate gray, where others refer to them as Mahogony Duns and they are a dark brown color. Can anyone explain?? What size and color are the Iso's that I should tie up for the upcoming hatches??


QuillgordonJune 13th, 2008, 8:15 am
Schuylkill County, PA.

Posts: 109
From this website...... if you missed it!
http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/93/Mayfly-Isonychiidae-Slate-Drakes


Patterns ...........
http://flyfishingconnection.com/patterns/flies/51/Isonychia+nymph
http://flyfishingconnection.com/patterns/flies/295/Isonychia+CDC+Emerger
Cheers....
Flyfishing is a state of mind! .............. Q.g.

C/R........barbless
FreepowJune 13th, 2008, 8:17 am
menomonie, WI

Posts: 83
What part of Michigan are you in?
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
MItroutbumJune 13th, 2008, 9:44 am
Posts: 3Hmmmm, so the Iso body is a Mahogony type color with slate or dark dun colored wings??

I am living in Grand Rapids and loving it so far, we just got back from the UP and had a great time catching lots of beautiful fish.

Rich
FreepowJune 13th, 2008, 12:59 pm
menomonie, WI

Posts: 83
Both beautiful parts of Michigan. I grew up in the UP and spent quite a bit of time in Grand Rapids. I never got to fish downstate but I sure enjoy fishing in the UP.
"I fish...because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip..."
WiflyfisherJune 14th, 2008, 7:11 pm
Wisconsin

Posts: 629
Hmmmm, so the Iso body is a Mahogony type color with slate or dark dun colored wings??


Yes, see...

http://www.troutnut.com/hatch/93/Mayfly-Isonychiidae-Slate-Drakes
http://www.wiflyfisher.com/isonychia-bicolor-mayfly-hatch.asp


John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com

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