Here are this week’s images from the water. I’ll begin with this Drunella flavilinea found on the river this week.
And a close-up…
We’re still in what I consider the transitional time because not a lot of fish are rising to various insects floating downstream.
Here are a few we were lucky to land. These colors are amazing!
I watched this Rainbow eat my fly with a downstream take after the fly floated past it.
I like the net shadow on this fish.
The following are images of the Cascades Stone. It’s a little known hatch I first wrote about in 2014, The Golden Stonefly Cousin – Doroneuria baumanni. I later found the common name, Cascades Stone and wrote an updated post in 2021. It was titled Cascades Stone.
These are elusive stoneflies. It isn’t a prolific hatch and you’ll seldom see them on the water. This empty shuck was on a log.
These last two images are what I believe is a Little Olive Stonefly. It’s about a size 16 nymph.
I found all these nymphs and snapped a picture. Only when I returned home and downloaded the images did I notice on the very bottom was a stonefly hatching.
I wish I had noticed it when on the water. I would have taken a few more pics!
I returned to the same spot the following day, hoping to find one of the insects hatching. I found this nymph with its back split. I didn’t notice any movement and wondered if it would develop into an adult…I’m still wondering.