Pale Evening Dun Mayfly

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Pale Evening Dun Mayfly Dun - picture is from "Hatch Guide For Western Streams" by Jim Schollmeyer, CLICK HERE for more information.

Pale Evening Dun Mayfly 
hatch matching flies.
In our local rivers these hatches start in June.  Pale Evening Duns hatch in the late afternoon and some times continue into the dark. July and August are the peak months.  Look for these insects to hatch from slower margins along the edge of the river.  There are several different mayflies that are called "Pale Evening Duns". In some angling circles Ephemerella dorothea which are #16 pale olive to yellow mayflies
are called Pale Evening duns. We have fished this hatch and flies for it are contained on this page.  Our basic hatch reference is always the intrepid team of Rick Haffle & Dave Hughes, who have been spying on Pacific Northwest aquatic insects longer than just about anyone (we knew these guys before their hair turned white). The supporting hatch information listed here is from "Western Mayfly Hatches", which was co-authored by Haffele & Hughes, and which you are encouraged to buy as your own reference. The mayflies that Haffele & Hughes call Pale Morning Duns are from the family Heptagena, which spend most of their lives crawling around on the bottom of moderately fast riffles as grotesque, but harmless little monsters called "clinger" nymphs. Emergence of duns is from early afternoon to late evening, and usually occurs heaviest in the quiet water near the shore. Study the chart below for times and places.
Heptagenia Hatch Chart from Western Mayflies book...
PED nymph
Heptagenia Nymph from: The Book

Heptagenia Dun: The Book

Light Cahill Parachute 
This fly is an excellent choice when fishing both PED and PMD hatches. It is very good for use where light conditions are less than perfect, or where the water is rough enough to require a little extra floatation. Parachutes often work equally well when fishing over dun emergence or spinner falls. This fly also does a great job of mimicking the hatches of tan crane flies that are so much of Deschutes trout fishing. To make it look even closer to a crane fly, use your leader clipper to remove the tail and most of the wing post. The Cahill Parachute is often a great searching fly for mountain streams.
Light Cahill Parachute
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12074 Light Cahill Parachute 14 3 for $6.75
12075 Light Cahill Parachute 16 3 for $6.75
12076 Light Cahill Parachute 18 3 for $6.75

Pale Evening Dun Spinner
After they hatch from the water, mayflies fly to a convenient spot in the streamside vegetation and within several hours, go through another physical transformation. They shed their outer layer of skin and become true adults called spinners, which are able to procreate. Soon after copulation, females lay their eggs, and becoming exhausted, fall upon the water spent. These dead carcasses contain bits of edible protein. In certain water flows where these spent spinners collect in sufficient numbers, trout will feed on them like a man eating popcorn. The trick is seeing the real ones laying flat on the water and figure out the "hatch".
Pale Evening Dun Angel Wing Spinner
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1059-16 Pale Evening Dun Angel Wing Spinner 16 3 for $6.75

Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele
Frank Amato Publications
Subject Category: Fly Fishing Enomology
Binding Type: Softcover, 264 pages, 8 1/2" X 11" format.
Retail Price: $39.95
ISBN: 1-57188-304-5
In their first book together since their 1981 classic Western Hatches, aquatic entomologist Rick Hafele and fly fishing author Dave Hughes, combine their extensive knowledge to describe in detail the widespread and diverse western mayflies, unraveling their mysteries, revealing how to identify them, how to match them, and how to fish their imitations.

    Researched, written, and photographed over a period of more than twenty years, Western Mayfly Hatches covers all mayfly hatches important in the entire range of western states and provinces.  Color photos reveal the important aspects of each stage of each important mayfly hatch.  Scientifically accurate illustrations by artist Richard Bunse depict the details that will allow you to recognize key differences between species for both nymph and adult stages.  A series of fly patterns, from suggestive through impressionistic to imitative, are listed for each stage of each hatch.  The full dressing is given for each fly, and each is photographed in color by Jim Schollmeyer.

    Also included is information on collecting and observing mayflies, mayfly behavior and natural history, fly-tying techniques, presentation methods for nymphs, emergers, duns, and spinners, plus much more.  Unique "hatch ranking tables" list the important aspects of each hatch, and provide a means for determining its importance relative to all other hatches.  Hatch charts show graphically the emergence period of each hatch throughout the year, and the time of day you might encounter the insect on the water being fed upon selectively by trout.

    Includes more than 350 color photographs, 75 illustrations, and more than 175 fly patterns, You'll be amazed how much information you'll discover within the pages of this book.  Western Mayfly Hatches leaves no stone unturned.

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