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Baetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly NymphBaetis (Blue-Winged Olives) Mayfly Nymph View 10 Pictures
Collected May 6, 2007 from Mongaup Creek in New York
Added to by on May 18, 2007

The Discussion

Baetis7August 20th, 2014, 1:08 pm

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I have noticed a good amount of baetis nymph shucks tied with an orange antron or similar material. What do you folks think about the right color for a shuck?
EntomanAugust 20th, 2014, 2:49 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Yeah, LaFontaine liked to use orange wings on his emergers - his "Theory of Attraction" working there as opposed to imitation. The mysterious success of the color orange when incorporated in flies used during hatches of olive mayflies goes back many years. It was reported by English authors at least as far back as 80 years ago, perhaps more. In my experience, sometimes it seems to help - but usually 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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