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Tricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly SpinnerTricorythodes (Tricos) Mayfly Spinner View 9 PicturesI photographed this Trico alive, although it didn't have much time left. These things die very quickly after they mate and it's hard to rush them back to the studio.
Collected September 8, 2006 from the Neversink River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by on October 4, 2006

The Discussion

Jack_kMarch 14th, 2009, 11:45 pm
las vegas,nv

Posts: 4
These Tricos are found on most reservoirs in the Great Basin. They come off the water late in the afternoon and early evening. They pull out of their subimago shuck on any object, cars, shirt sleeves, eye glasses, or rocks. They appear as clouds on most reservoirs and stimulate an Alfred Hitchcock-like feeding frenzy with the fish. They are short lived but what an impact. This hatch lasts for several weeks here in the Great Basin.
A good spent wing example can be found at Just2ty4.com.
MartinlfMarch 15th, 2009, 6:35 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2975
How interesting. I always associate them with streams and had no idea they hatch in lakes. Tight lines,
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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