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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

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Published by: Zafar Hussain on Oct 20, 2010
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Family: Siphlonuridae
Genus: Siphlonurus
Life Cycle: incomplete
Three Life Stages: egg, nymph, adult
cycle which includes 2 phases: dun
and spinner
Emergence: April-October

Swimmer Mayfly Group

Fly Fishing: The Lifetime Sport 63

Nymph

Body Description

Antennae: two long antennae
Abdomen: 10 segments
Wings: wing pads
Gills: top and sides of abdomen
Tails: three of equal length
Legs: 6 with one sharp claw on each
Body Colors: mottled brown-tannish
olive
Mobility: very agile, crawl about weed
beds in short bursts of speed when
hatching
Size: 6-12mm
Hook Size: 12-16

Found in still and slow-moving weedy
waters.

Dun

Body Description

Wings: 2 sets, highly mottled wings are
semi-transparent, small hind wings

Tails: 2
Legs: 6

Body Colors: top is brownish olive to
gray; bottom, light tan to olive
Mobility: after emergence quickly flies off
to streamside foliage
Size: 6-12mm
Hook Size: 12-18

Spinner

Body Description

Wings: 2 sets including small hind wings
(plastic like), clear, less mottled than
dun
Eyes: small
Tails: 2
Legs: 6
Body Colors: top, gray or brown; bottom,
light shade of top color
Size: 6-12mm
Hook size: 12-18 (14-16 most Common)

Males die shortly after mating, females
wait for about 5 days before laying
eggs, then die.

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