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Title: Danica on the Don
Post by: Sandy Nelson on 31/05/2022 at 16:52
Finally managed to catch one to confirm they are found on the Don

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/19-310522165059.jpeg)
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Iain Cameron on 01/06/2022 at 10:45
Amazing.
Jamie of the Rivers Dee & Don mentioned one at Inverurie in a message to me last night, but he didn't have a pic.

I'd seen a large upright at weekend, notable as I wasn't expecting to see much of march brown size, so I just put it down as a Large Brook Dun and didn't investigate closer. Kicking myself now, as there was something not-quite-brook-dun about the beastie... was sheltering under a tree at the time, poor excuse :-)

Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Sandy Nelson on 01/06/2022 at 11:55
I sent Jamie the pics yesterday  :z16
First time Iíve managed to get one to photograph, I watched it hatch from across the river and thought it might be a Brook Dun until itís wings unfolded and weíre distinctly yellow. It was also huge . If a Brook dun is a size 8/10 then this would have been a 2 or a 4.
Iíve only seen one once before on the Don and it was flying . You wouldnt mistake it for anything else if you saw it fairly close.
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Iain Cameron on 01/06/2022 at 14:18
I'll have words with Jamie about his lack of sharing!

very, very cool to have them confirmed. I've seen 'em hatch out on a calm day on Lough Corrib  and they are quite a sight to see.
thanks for sharing the pics, Sandy
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Iain Cameron on 02/06/2022 at 19:47
I found a mayfly spinner today. a first for me on the Don.

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/11431-020622190937.jpeg)
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Sandy Nelson on 03/06/2022 at 06:00
Awesome  *smiley-yippee*

Iíve not seen one of those yet, I did see a few more hatching on Wednesday afternoon however, so it looks like there may be more than one or two :z16
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Steven Kidd on 03/06/2022 at 10:49
We have the technology....... *smiley-wink*

(https://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/gallery/907-030622104940.jpeg)

Steven
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Stevie Rennie on 03/06/2022 at 15:22
Those beastie imitations would be a handy size for me to see compared to the size 14 sedge & upright action late last night.
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Iain Cameron on 04/06/2022 at 09:17
We have the technology.......

Steven

Wowsers, cracking work there
Title: Re: Danica on the Don
Post by: Steven Kidd on 04/06/2022 at 13:43
I can't take credit for these..... J.Son of Sweden.

I discovered them before a trip to Caithness last year and noticed they come in a more cream brown colour, just like our Don Mayfly......I'm going to give them a go over the head of a big fella once I find another one!

Steven