Who cares what the scientific names are, we can call them Goldens. Some fishermen say when Goldens and Salmonflies are available, fish seem to key on Goldens. Who knows why? Watch for Goldens hatching in a cold, clean, fast river or stream close to your home.
Plecoptera - Wikipedia
These are medium to large size stoneflies. Golden Stonefly hatches usually provide excellent action. They can last much longer than most other stonefly hatches. They are distributed across the United States. On occasion, the female Golden Stoneflies can be seen depositing her eggs during the daylight hours, which is contrary to other giant stoneflies. Therefore the angler has an opportunity in the late afternoon to catch the trout feeding on giant egg laying stoneflies.
Stonefly Life Cycle & Fly Fishing Stonefly Patterns
Visit the Troutnut. Scientific name search:. Web Troutnut. Stonefly Species Hesperoperla pacifica Golden Stone. Mayflies Caddisflies Stoneflies.
With the advent of Spring upon us I got to thinking; what are some of my favorite Early Spring patterns to prospect for hungry trout. Well, allow me to enlighten you. A Stonefly is the common name for the order Plecoptera. Stoneflies are usually identifiable by their two tail filaments, paired claws on each of the six thoracic legs, and two distinctive wing pads on their second and third thoracic appendages.