Lake Mayfly Today

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  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Could this be a March Brown? Nice mayfly in chocolate brown and the wings orange-brown. Nice bug eh? Size 12. What is it? In a lake NW of Kitsap County across the Hood Canal Bridge.
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    We're there a lot of them? I love fishing mayfly hatches.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    No there weren't a lot around, but if there was it would have been a hell of a feeding spree! There were sporadic rises around the lake all afternoon. I had a poor imitation and landed two fish and rose two others. I saw about four of these on the water. I would love to catch a feeding spree on these!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Is there a "common name" for this?
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I think this was the same fly I found in Cady Lake a year or two ago.
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the common name is Black Quill.
     
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    It is.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Interesting, thank you Taxon. I think I'll change the name to Chocolate Quill!!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    The tails are certainly black.