This series of articles focuses on flies that work now on spring creeks.
Yesterdays article discussed duns. today focuses on spinners.
Female spinners crawl into the water under debris to lay their eggs. We use the emerger pattern (above) to imitate drowned spinners. These bugs are sometimes present without being apparent to the angler. Little Lehigh fly fisherman Gary Pyle has observed nymphs, duns and spinners under the dry side of partially submerged rocks. Apparently the complete life cycle occurred out of sight of the angler.
This concludes our discussion of baetis
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