Jul 13, 2017
Hi folks - here are some pics and notes that go along with episode 12.
Firstly, and most importantly, here is a link to my wife's interview on the pocast, The Liars Club. My wife ties flies in the Carrie Steven's style - for those of you who don't know, Carrie Stevens invented a style of fly in the Rangeley, Maine area which imitated smelt - the Grey Ghost is her most famous fly. Selene ties in that style, including by tying without a vice, in her hands. You can also see her flies on her website - Selenedumaine.com.
So, for this episode, I just have a few example pictures I'd like to show you...
to start with, here is a nice picture of a male hendrickson, with it's long front legs and turban eyes. This guy has just hatched from a dun to a spinner - you can see the shed skin right behind him:
Here's an example of the fork gilled mayflies, or prong gilled mayflies. Note the more cylindrical shape and the eyes on the side that is typical of a crawler mayfly.
There are two genera there - the Paraleptophlebia:
And the Leptophlebia:
And lastly, I wanted to show you an example of a mayfly nymph with those tergulae - or operculate gills. This guy is a Caenidae: