All content © Robert Williamson

All content © Robert Williamson

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Marty Howard Photo of Golden Stone Nymph

Marty and his son seined this golden stone nymph out of one of our Utah waters. Thanks for sharing the photo Marty. You can visit Marty's web site at www.martyhoward.com

3 comments:

Cutthroat Stalker (scott) said...

I am by no means an expert, but I think that might be Perlodidae (skwalas and yellow sallies fit here) not Perlidae (golden stones). I'm still trying to learn, but I believe the Perlidae have cerci "tails" shorter than their abdomen and Perlodidae have cerci longer than their abdomen. But, you know, sometimes I call my own kids the wrong name, so who knows. (shrug)

Wildnative said...

I don't know for sure. I think it was Marty that told me the Goldens have the fuzzy gill tufts and the Perlodidae don't. I'm just going by what he posted on another site. I'm glad trout have pea-sized brains. If their brains were any bigger, I'd really be in trouble!

Cutthroat Stalker (scott) said...

Like I said, I can't keep my own kids straight, so who knows what the little buggers are. My best guess is the big ones with a salmon color on the bottom are salmonflies. That's about as close to accurate as I can get. Everything else is a guess. As the fish eat things that I make that kind of look like them, I'm happy.

BTW How's the quest for 50 waters coming? I've tallied 20+ different waters I fish here in Cache Valley (they're listed on my blog in the "Fishing Reports" page). You could easily get a dozen of them in one action-packed day. Let me know if you want more info or if you need a fishing buddy to show you some of these places.