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Btbo32February 17th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Posts: 13So I was doing some Winter fly fishing in Northwestern New Jersey. I’ve had caught a few Caddis casings in my time but not this! Sorry for the background picture might be hard to identify this bug? I think a mayfly nymph but not sure?? Can anyone help?
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WbranchFebruary 17th, 2020, 9:47 pm
York & Starlight PA

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I hope you weren't fishing in a fly only stream. You might have a hard time explaining that to a fish warden. Yes it is a mayfly nymph. There is at least a 100% chance I'm wrong so one of the other experts hopefully will also chime in.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MillcreekFebruary 18th, 2020, 3:51 am
Healdsburg, CA

Posts: 339
I don't think it's an Epeorus because it appears to have three tails rather than the two an Epeorus would have. As to what it actually is, other than a mayfly nymph, your guess is as good as mine.
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein
TaxonFebruary 18th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

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:-)
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
WbranchFebruary 18th, 2020, 12:54 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2574
My uninformed response was incorrect.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TaxonFebruary 18th, 2020, 10:35 pm
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Plano, TX

Posts: 1301
Hi Matt-

Sorry to have disappointed you. I too had no idea what it was, other than sharing Mark's belief that its 3 tails eliminated the possibility of it being of genus Epeorus. And truth be known, until after having seen Mark's post, I hadn't even observed that it had 3 tails. :-)

Best regards,

Roger
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
WbranchFebruary 19th, 2020, 5:16 am
York & Starlight PA

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Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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