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This topic is about the Caddisfly Family Brachycentridae

Brachycentrus is one of the most important caddisfly genera in America. Microsema is smaller and rarely, if ever, significant. Amiocentrus aspilus can be an important Western hatch. Read more...

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SlapNutsOctober 30th, 2009, 5:17 am
mt airy maryland

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I have trouble pronouncing the scientific names of most caddis flies. Does anyone know where I can find a phonics name list or guide.

Example Ephemerella ef uh mare el uh
TaxonOctober 30th, 2009, 8:24 am
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Royse City, TX

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That would indeed be nice, but I don't believe one exists. In my experience, genus names of caddisflies (as opposed to mayflies) are rarely used in spoken discussion among fly fishers, probably for that very reason. Incidentally, the only source (of which I'm aware) for the phonetic pronunciation of Ephemerella suggests it to be ef-fem-er-ella.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
MartinlfOctober 31st, 2009, 3:27 am
Palmyra PA

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You say "ef-fem-er-ella"

I say "ef uh mare el uh"

Sorry Roger, couldn't resist.

All others, this is just an inside joke based on an ancient thread.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonOctober 31st, 2009, 5:46 am
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Royse City, TX

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Hi Louis-

Nice to hear from you again, and not altogether unexpected.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
CrenoOctober 31st, 2009, 4:58 pm
Grants Pass, OR

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Fof caddis genera try putting the accent on the third syllable from the end. Most everyone will understand it.
MartinlfOctober 31st, 2009, 6:03 pm
Palmyra PA

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Hi Roger,

We really must fish sometime. I have to travel some for business from time to time; I'll keep an eye out for conferences in Washington.

All best,

"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonOctober 31st, 2009, 7:53 pm
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Royse City, TX

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Sounds like a plan.

Best regards,

Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck

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