Couds of these little guys ( apron. size 22 or 24) one evening on Lake Chopaka. What are they?
Mike, trico is a mayfly genus (Tricorythodes), not a life stage. Life stage is egg --> nymph --> emerger --> dun --> adult spinner --> spent spinner?Yep. I know tricos and spinners are two different stages of a mayflies life span, but I carry tricos and spinners in black, rust, yellow and olive. Black and olive seem to work the best for me. Rust can work but not sure I have ever caught a fish on a yellow spinner.
Thanks Lugan, my bad. I didn't say what I meant. What I meant was I know the pics of tricos that you showed weren't spinners, but I don't often carry each color of every life stage of every genus or species of mayfly. I often fish either small parachute mayfly patterns for adults or a spinner pattern of the various colors that I see. The real point was just that I fish various colors of duns or spinners regardless what it actually is. Not sure I made myself any more clear, but I apologize for the confusion.Mike, trico is a mayfly genus (Tricorythodes), not a life stage. Life stage is egg --> nymph --> emerger --> dun --> adult spinner --> spent spinner?
They're fun in two ways....one trying to hook a fish and two.... trying to get the hook out of the fish's mouth. On step one I've found that offsetting the hookpoint helps out. My hookup rate on the small hooks are in the range of 20%. YRMV.#26 mayflies on a lake would be fun!