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Leptophlebia time

Posted by on 20/05/2012

Spent a couple of days with my family in our cabin in Kongsberg recently. There are several lakes in the area, and I was pleased to see the first Leptophlebias of the 2012 season. These are the first up winged flies to appear in this part of the country. In the photo below, my son Bendik is holding (and studying) one of these fascinating insects. Only a few fish were rising, but the high pressure we have at the moment is expected to last for at least a week. That will certainly boost the hatches and bring lots of trout to the surface. Make sure to be in the right place at the right time :)

Tilbrakte et par dager med familien på hytta i Kongsberg nylig. Det er flere vann i området, og det var stas å se sesongens første Leptophlebiaer. Dette er, som du kanskje vet, den første døgnflua som dukker opp på disse kanter om våren. På bildet over har sønnen min, Bendik, fått tak i en, som han stolt viser fram (og studerer). Så kun noen få vak, men høytrykket som nå preger Østlandet skal vare i minst en uke. Det betyr at klekkingene virkelig kommer i gang og at ørretene for alvor begynner å søke mot overflata! Så, da gjelder det å være på rett sted til rett tid :)

One of the lakes surrounding our cabin. Still a few spots of snow left, but with 20 to 25 degrees Celcius the coming week, the snow will soon be gone (Photo: Amalie Ree Harangen)

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