Gotta love those spinners, and, not be intimidated by them. I use a Parasol Emerger fly trailed by my spinner imitation. Doesn't spook the feeding fish and gives me the general area of the spinner pattern. Thanks for the well researched and experienced reporting on the PMD lifecyle. This is great fun and I read every edition with great anticipation and appreciation for what I'm learning from what you're sharing. I thought I knew quite a bit about this mayfly, but your informative articles have been wonderful in expanding my knowledge by filling in some gaps.
I hope others on the board are taking the time to become educated as well.
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."
Roderick Haig-Brown, "Fisherman's Spring"