Grey Fox or a March Brown - a phase, how are they related?
Posted 03 June 2016 - 11:35 AM
At the risk of pissing off all the entomologist out there I will give it a shot.
My understanding is they used to be classified separately but now they are not. Both are now Maccaffertium Vicarium, Size of the bug gets smaller from "March Brown" to "Gray Fox"as the hatch progresses. Which is why everyone believed the Gray Fox was a different bug.
Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:36 PM
Exactly......Stenonoma Vicarium (MB) and Stenonoma Fuscum (GF) were originally classified as 2 different bugs - but were reclassified as the same identical insect all along - just a smaller version. Of interest - the trout have not taken notice of the change and will still eat your Gray Foxes willingly. Apparently they have no interest in latin name reclassifications as they find the differences to be insignificant - as do anglers.
Posted 06 June 2016 - 11:43 PM
Check out the pattern in Eastern Flyfisherman a few months ago. Its on a klinkhammer style hook with hackle and deer hair. Also has a dark turkey biot on the back side of the body. Its been a killer pattern for me this year absolutely out fishing any other in my box.
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