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WiFlyFisher
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More macro photos

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Here are a couple photos i took during early June of size #18, Sulphurs (Ephemerella dorothea dorothea) hatching. Trying to take macro photos in the field is more difficult because the insects tend to not sit still. Sometimes they fly away just as you are clicking the button.

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This was fascinating to watch a Sulphur nymph emerging in my seine. Notice the shuck below is almost translucent. Yet, I often see trailing shucks on fly patterns that are to bulky and in colors that do not really resemble the insect's shucked nymph case.

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It is tough at times for me to put my rod down and stand behind rising trout with a small seine in hand in the river. I was seining emerging sulphurs when all of a sudden not more than 3 feet above me a nice head started to poke out of the river sucking in emergers. I couldn't stand by an watch anymore. So I slowly went back to the bank and grabbed my fly rod. What a fight on a 4wt bamboo fly rod, beautiful trout.

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Awesome photos John!

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ditto on your photos & catch

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Great stuff again, many thanks. I watched a PMD struggle from its shuck one time, and laughed out loud as it wiggled and wiggled. This was before cell phones and digi cams so I didn't record it. But the scene is burned in my memory, and you jogged it. Thanks again.

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Really outstanding pics, John, especially for on-stream work. Great guides for folks like me who prefer to tie "trout food" imitations rather than standard "patterns." I'm getting too old to trust my memory of what I saw on the water.:-)
A mountain is a fact -- a trout is a moment of beauty known only to men who seek them
Al McClane in his Introduction to The Practical Fly Fisherman . . . often erroneously attributed to Arnold Gingrich

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You and me both. Plus, the entomologists keep renaming the damn bugs on us.

Eric, you have always been one to tie patterns that closely imitate the trout's food rather than standard patterns. I can't ever remember seeing standard patterns in your fly boxes.

John

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