Some Washington mayfly pictures


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After spending ten years in interior Alaska where hatches are scarce and the grayling will hit almost anything, I moved to Washington this May (Seattle area) and have started getting back into photographing trout stream insects. Here are some of the hatches I've run across in the few evenings I've had to drive out to the mountain streams near Seattle. None of them required matching to catch fish, but it was nice to see some new bugs in the air regardless.

A very small Epeorus dun from the South Fork Sauk, species unknown:

A very large Rhithrogena virilis (most likely) spinner, also from the South Fork Sauk:

A somewhat beaten-up Cinygmula spinner from the South Fork Stilly:

A spinner probably of Rhithrogena morrisoni from the South Fork Snoqualmie:


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