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The body of the above-mentioned spinner is more brilliant than that of the Sky Blue; the wings perfectly transparent, and almost colourless; it is very little used.

No. 26. THE FERN FLY.

Two of the most common varieties of this genus are known by the appellations of the soldier and the sailor; one wears a red, the other a blue coat: both are much admired by fish, and taken until the end of July, principally on hot days. They live upon other insects, sucl as aphides, or plant-lice.

IMITATION.

Body. Orange floss silk. Wings. The darkest part of a feather from the starling's wing.

Legs. A red cock's hackle.

Hook No. 2. short.

To make it buzz, a lightish furnace hackle is wound upon the above body. It kills very well thus made.

No. 27. THE ALDER FLY.

This fly comes from a water nympha. It is earlier on some waters than on others. It lays its eggs upon the leaves of trees which overhang the water, and delights to skim the brook, but it may also be found at some distance from it. It is in season from about the last week in May until the end of June.

IMITATION.

Body. Dark mulberry floss silk, or peacock's herl, tied with black silk.

Wings. From a feather of a brown hen's or peahen's wing.

Legs. Dark umber stained hackle, or, in case of need, a black cock's hackle will answer the purpose tolerably well.

Hook No. 3. or 4. long.

To make it buzz, a dark dun hackle tinged brown may be wound upon the above body.

Remarks. Fine black German wool (a little) dubbed on dark reddish-brown silk, makes the body of this fly very well.

It is a good fly for dibbing in the natural state, when abundant.

No. 28. a. GREEN DRAKE. (mat Fly, Cadow.)
Order, Neuroptera
Family, Ephemeridce
Genus, Ephemera
Species, vulgata? (Pseudimago).

No. 28. b. GREY DRAKE. (glossy-winged Drake.)
Order, Neuroptera
Family, Ephemerida
Genus, Ephemera
Species, vulgata $ (Imago).

No. 29. ORANGE DUN.
Order, Neuroptera
Family, Ephemeridce
Genus, Baetis
Species, sulphurea.

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