FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS (part 9)
|Part 8 can be found here|
The hatch and presence of Mahogany (Genus Paraleptophlebia) is totally overshadowed by those of Pale Morning Dun as they share just about the same hatch period. The Mahogany duns surely are beautiful mayflies too. Trout may not particularly key only on them but I often find them in stomach samples. It doesn't hurt to keep some of Mahogany patterns in your fly boxes to show something different to the trout.
|Late June at DePuy Spring Creek||From a stomach pump of trout caught during PMD hatch at Armstrong's.
Observe the mix of PMD and Mahogany duns.
Mahogany Dun hatches are most common in late June to sometime into July, just like the prime hatches of PMD. The nymphs are classified as crawlers.
Pheasant Tail Mayfly Cripple – Mahogany
Sawyer PT – Mahogany
How to Fish:
Trailing these two is very effective, or use them by trailing and making combinations with PMD patterns.
Satoshi Yamamoto, http://leftyangler.blogspot.com, is a guide and a professional fly-tyer in Livingston, MT.