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JesseJune 29th, 2011, 11:33 pm
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Any suggestions as to what might be effective on the Delaware right now?
Most of us fish our whole lives..not knowing its not the fish that we are after.
GONZOJune 30th, 2011, 12:06 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Here's a start, Jesse:

Slate Drakes (Isonychia bicolor)
Little Sulphurs/PEDs (Ephemerella d. dorothea)
Summer Blue Quills (Paraleptophlebia spp.)
Light Cahills/Salmon Spinners (Maccaffertium and Stenacron spp.)
Yellow Quills/Pink Ladies (Epeorus vitreus)
Little Yellow Quills (Leucrocuta spp.)
Golden Drakes (Anthopotamus spp.)
Little BWOs (baetids)
Golden Stones (Acroneuria and Paragnetina spp.)
Spotted Sedges (Hydropsyche spp.)
Little Sister Sedges (Cheumatopsyche spp.)
Long-Horned Sedges (leptocerids)

...or you could just throw streamers.
JOHNWJune 30th, 2011, 10:19 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
What Gonzo said but if you hit high water and have a boat bang the banks with streamers and hold on! I'm always partial to white streamers in lower light for big browns and the Delaware is full of those. If you dont have a boat then it is difficult to cover enough water to reall make the streamers pay.
The Delaware also has potential for almost blanket Isonychia (aka slate drake, white gloved howdy) hatches probably the most intense late summer iso emergence I ever encountered happened on the Mainstem.
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn

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