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AdirmanSeptember 10th, 2010, 7:15 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 498
That Attenuata looks like it truly has the olive body, more so than any BWO pic i've seen yet! Wah tsize would that be tied in to imitate?

Thanks,

Adirman
GONZOSeptember 10th, 2010, 8:31 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
A-man,

The size of A. attenuata is usually around 6-7mm (or somewhere around a #16-18). However, this species is also notorious for creating confusion in fly-fishing literature and getting credit for being a more significant hatch than it probably is. I have some doubts that any of the mayflies pictured in the A. attenuata section are actually that species.
TaxonSeptember 10th, 2010, 8:36 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1342
Adirman-

The male dun and spinner would have a body length of ~6mm, which would translate to hook size #18, and the female would be slightly longer.

EDIT:

Lloyd,

Oh shoot, we've done it again.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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