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Feathers5August 20th, 2014, 11:35 am
Posts: 287Can someone direct me to some links to the Fall BWOs that hatch in the East? Usually, we see them from September to November and they are very small, size 18 to 24 or maybe even 26s. I've looked and I can't figure it out.
Thanks for your help,
Bruce
Baetis7August 20th, 2014, 1:19 pm
MI

Posts: 17
Try the hatch chart at Trailstotrout.com I believe they mention the Genus and species and sizes. As far as pics and patterns you may want to try Dick Pobst's Trout Stream Insect book which is a great pocket guide book for Eastern insect hatches. Best of action out there!
EntomanAugust 20th, 2014, 3:08 pm
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Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Hey Bruce,

Check out the commentaries in the encyclopedia. I believe them to be the most concise explanations on the web (for anglers) as to where we stand currently with this most confusing family. Under the genus Baetis is a list of the names used in older angling texts that is a great help in making them relevant and easier to enterpret.

Bottom line though is that there is still no substitute for capturing your own specimens for matching both size and color. The same species can vary quite a bit in both characters depending on location. They all have pretty much the same behavior, so a good match should fish just as well (or bad) whether you're right about the species or not.
"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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