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Captured April 25 2014
Central Pennsylvania
Captured April 25 2014
Central Pennsylvania
EntomanMay 1st, 2014, 9:21 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Nice bamboo, Eric! What's the make?
"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
GutcutterMay 1st, 2014, 9:49 pm
Pennsylvania

Posts: 470
This bug, captured and photographed by the long lost Lastchance, during the same hatch that Eric landed that beauty.

The males were more of a "traditional" Hendrickson/RedQuill color.

Two brain damaged ex-hockey players enjoying the Hendricksons.
Spring at last...
All men who fish may in turn be divided into two parts: those who fish for trout and those who don't. Trout fishermen are a race apart: they are a dedicated crew- indolent, improvident, and quietly mad.

-Robert Traver, Trout Madness
PaulRobertsMay 1st, 2014, 10:10 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
This bug, captured and photographed by the long lost Lastchance, during the same hatch that Eric landed that beauty.

The males were more of a "traditional" Hendrickson/RedQuill color.

I've seen the exact same thing, and have some stuck shucks in a dry box back home in that dark hue. I thought for a time, (like Art Flick had), that the males were the dark ones. And maybe more of them are. But, over time I've seen both dark and light versions emerging on the same stream at the same time. Sure they darken after emergence, but I think there may be more to it.

If invaria are of any comparison, I would not be surprised if subvaria showed great individual variablity too. Wish I had my journals with me bc it's been awhile but I made special note of the color variability I was seeing. I wondered at the time if the variability was an adaptation to fickle spring weather, giving dark individuals an advantage over light ones during cold snaps. I've had enough times when I've had Hennies popping and nary a fish up to meet them. I also wondered if males were more apt to be dark and that there was some skew toward darkness in males.

But I trust my observations only so far: I have no stats, and I have no good handle on how comparatively recently emerged they all were.
OldredbarnMay 1st, 2014, 10:22 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
Those two look like they are having way too much fun! I think they told the wives they were at the office...It's written all over their faces.

Hey! Where is Bruce?! I thought he was in Rome for the canonization and confession...

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
CrepuscularMay 2nd, 2014, 10:57 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923


Hey! Where is Bruce?!

Spence


He was on an odyssey, but was then drawn off course by a siren.
OldredbarnMay 5th, 2014, 4:00 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
He was on an odyssey, but was then drawn off course by a siren.


It happens to the best of us...

Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not yield.

Tennyson's "Ulysses"
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
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