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Landscape & scenery photos from the Delaware River

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Several anglers fish the tail of a famous pool, loomed over by a Catskill mountain. From the Delaware River, Junction Pool in New York.
Several anglers fish the tail of a famous pool, loomed over by a Catskill mountain.
Date TakenSep 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Delaware River, Junction Pool in New York.
Date TakenSep 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Delaware River, Junction Pool in New York.
Date TakenSep 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Late-summer wildflowers bloom along a large trout river. From the Delaware River, Junction Pool in New York.
Late-summer wildflowers bloom along a large trout river.
Date TakenSep 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Delaware River, Junction Pool in New York.
Date TakenSep 2, 2005
Date AddedFeb 8, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Closeup insects from the Delaware River

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Penelomax septentrionalis Mayfly NymphPenelomax septentrionalis  Mayfly Nymph View 12 PicturesThis is surely the most distinctive-looking species in Ephemerellidae. I like the rugged, spindly look. If mayflies made movies, Penelomax septentrionalis would probably play the supervillain.

Maybe I should take a break and get something to eat.
Collected May 13, 2007 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Hydropsyche (Spotted Sedges) Caddisfly PupaHydropsyche (Spotted Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa View 8 PicturesSeveral users have interesting comments in the discussion of this specimen, but this observation by Creno is especially good:

Also, this is what I would call an "immature" pupa. The wingpads of caddis pupae darken to nearly black as the enclosed adults near emerging. The darkening is the developing adult wing inside the pupal wing pad (
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
Wing pad: A protrusion from the thorax of an insect nymph which holds the developing wings. Black wing pads usually indicate that the nymph is nearly ready to emerge into an adult.
)
. The ultimate coloration of the adult wing is not very apparent in most pupal wing pads (
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
The wing pads on this final instar Baetidae mayfly nymph are extremely dark.
Wing pad: A protrusion from the thorax of an insect nymph which holds the developing wings. Black wing pads usually indicate that the nymph is nearly ready to emerge into an adult.
)
as the majority of the adult wing coloration comes from the color/position of the adult wing hairs and setae (Seta: Little hairs on insects.). But dark pupal wingpads are a good indication that the emergence will occur very soon, likely that day or so, and that the adult parts are sufficiently developed within the pupae to make a species determination from the specimen, particularly if it is a male.
Collected May 13, 2007 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
Sweltsa (Sallflies) Stonefly NymphSweltsa (Sallflies) Stonefly Nymph View 6 Pictures
Collected May 13, 2007 from the Delaware River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
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Recent Discussions of the Delaware River

shad run/ Delaware and tribs 3 Replies »
Posted by Mcjames on Feb 8, 2010
Last reply on Jan 19, 2015 by Sandfly
at risk of offending the purists... can anybody help me with timing the shad run on Delaware and/or tribs? I will want to wade so has to be upper reaches I guess. I am told lower Neversink has a healthy shad run? and while I am asking, does the striper spawn more or less coincide? is there a time of year when one is likely to catch shad/stripers/trout all on a fly? I have caught smallmouth/juvenile stripers/trout in same stream/same day once before (Croton River); but I am told there is no longer a viable shad run there, as several years ago they cut off all flow from the dam upstream.
ReplyDelaware 2 Replies »
Posted by Jesse on Jun 29, 2011
Last reply on Jun 30, 2011 by JOHNW
Any suggestions as to what might be effective on the Delaware right now?
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