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This topic is about the Mayfly Species Siphloplecton basale

Sadly, the largest mayflies of the early season come in small quantities. Siphloplecton basale matches the impressive size of the Ephemera drakes which follow two months later, but it does not match their numbers. It is common on one of my favorite rivers to see ten to fifteen of these elegant drakes dancing over a riffle in the early Spring. They are difficult to miss in the air, but on the water that quantity cannot get the trout or the angler excited.

There are rumors of fishable Siphloplecton days, but I know none of the details. They might be locally important in places angler-entomologists have yet to visit in the prime months, an unsung local treasure like Baetisca laurentina. Read more...

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Wiconisco37February 4th, 2009, 3:27 pm
Central Pennsylvania

Posts: 8
they were discovered on Clarks Creek by a man from halifax, PA
i dont know what their numbers were like thgough
MartinlfJune 10th, 2009, 7:16 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3213
This would have been Greg Hoover. I tied up some flies for the hatch long ago, but have never used them. But I don't fish Clarks all that much now, so I'm not claiming that proves anything.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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