Brown Drakes
.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park

Brown Drakes - (Ephemera simulans)

The Ephemera simulans of the Ephemeridae family, is called the “Brown Drake”. This is
a large, common mayfly in the Mid-West as well as many western rivers. They prefer
the slower moving sections of streams such as the meadow sections of the Gibbon
River in Yellowstone National Park. Like most other burrowing nymphs, this one spends
most of the daylight hours in its burrow and only comes out at night to feed on the
bottom. Rivers with sand or small pebble bottoms are ideal habitat.

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Brown Drake - *Ephemera simulans) - Nymphs

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