For those anxious to start the season off early, this fly produces a wintery superhatch. Favorable pattern for Easter and Midwest states, but also found on the Western and Coastal waters.
The Blue Dun and Blue Quill are excellent imitations for the P. adoptiva. Hatches of these insect will start just after the water temperature is above 50-degrees Fahrenheit for a few days. Fish from mid-morning through mid-afternoon. The first hour of the hatch produces the best results for this pattern.
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Northeastern States, Central States,
Order: Ephemeroptera Family: Leptophlebiidae Genus: Paraleptophlebia Species: Ephemeroptera
Blue Dun Parachute
This parachute version of the Blue Dun is an ideal imitation of the subimago stage. It also provides enhanced visibility on larger streams for this... Blue Dun Midge
The term "midge" here is used to imply a smaller version of the same pattern. This pattern is one of the best early season mayfly patterns.