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This topic is about the Mayfly Genus Cinygma

This uncommon Western genus is closely related to Cinygmula. It rarely provides good hatches. Read more...

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BnewellJuly 15th, 2011, 4:20 pm
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Kennewick, Washington

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Perhaps one reason Cinygma mayflies do not create much interest for fishermen is because of their habit. They seem to prefer these small headwater streams, often streams without trout.
TroutnutJuly 15th, 2011, 4:23 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Thanks Bob. I've never seen one of them and wondered where I might find them. There are records of two species of Cinygma in the Fairbanks area, though, so I'll keep a close eye out for them in my samples and maybe try some little headwaters.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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EntomanJuly 20th, 2011, 3:00 am
Northern CA & ID

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It's interesting that it is perching like an ephemerillid.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman

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