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    here is a new pattern i made up, its made to be fish below surface as a drowning/struggling hex

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    Is it tied like a segmented fly to connect the 2? It looks pretty good to me. Real specific but I have lots of fairbanks winter to kill so maybe I'll try a few.
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    it has a piece of copper wire through it to make the may fly adult im workin on a stp by step to pst on here

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    wow you have a lot of time on your hands...

    Looks like trout food to me.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    "what do you think"

    Isn't there some kind of rule about bug porn here?


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    Do we even have population of that mayfly here?

    I think it looks good. Maybe a slimmer trailing shuck would be a little more realistic, but I have a feeling the fish would take it anyway, albeit we won't know for sure if they take it as an emerging hex rather than something just plain buggy and ample.

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    Charholio,

    Yes we have mayflies here, what varition I leave to the scientists .

    Looks great and I'd bet some monster delta clearwater grayling will gorge on it.

    Not sure what mayflys come out of little harding but they are big big big....might be the hexegina variation. Heck the fish dont care if it's yellow green or brown.

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    We have mayflies here, but very few big ones (at least in SC and SW), mostly blue wing olives and tricos, I've seen a lot of mayflies in Alaska and have seen very few bigger than size 14. I don't think it matters much to grayling though.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Size 14, that's been my observation here in the interior as well. I don't see many either and most are very light colored in the few I have seen.
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    boy some of the ones I've seen are hoss's. I know those upper chena mays are more pmd's and pale yellows. But delta clearwater has some hoss's! Big big olive greenies, as does quartz and lil harding, (cough cough).

    There is a bug though I havent figured out yet. I'm thinking it's big mays but they are awfully hard to see as they do this right at dark. Maybe some kind of beetle. Heck I really dont know.

    The place observed was little harding very very late at nite mid summer (I have also seen this in the chena right here in town early in spring fishing burbot before she blows out). Conditions were warm and calm. To be honest I still dont know what they are but they are big.

    Anyways, they dive right for the water like someone throwing a rock. I'd guess them to be about the size of a june bug? maybe bigger. You'll see them falling, though they do fall fast and once they hit the water poof they are gone. No stalling on the surface, no struggle nothing just a dive for the bottom.

    What I do know is when I saw them (a very short period of time) fish took notice. There isnt tons, yet the fish knew. Has racked my head for awhile now. Took it to fish and game and got really no good answer for it. Reckon I wasnt talking to the right person there or wasnt being descriptive enough go figure lol. It's not like you can get a picture of these dive bombing......thingymajiggers.

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