Here are this week’s images from the water. These images are from Hebgen Lake as we travelled to Yellowstone National Park to fish the Yellowstone River. We hoped to find a few Callibaetis mayflies, and found these insects along the water’s edge.
These are Trico mayfly spinners. The colorful translucence from their wings are impressive. I have to believe the reflections and colors of the wings are triggers for trout. I wonder if it creates some type of spectrum trout key on, perhaps UV?
Trico spinners and empty Callibaetis nymph shuck
Trico spinners, ant, and small snail at lower right
Trico spinners and Callibaetis spinner
More trico spinners
A view of Hebgen Lake.