Fly Tying the Hawthorn Fly~St. Mark’s Fly (Bibio marci) » Bibio-marci

Bibio Marci (Shardack)


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  1. 1 Anonymous
    April 30, 2019 at 11:41

    I live in East Kent, Uk. In the last few weeks I’ve seen loads of these and for the last 2 days the appear to swarm around my home mating. I’ve never heard of these before, I’ve never seen these before?

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    • May 6, 2019 at 12:40

      It seems to me midge/buzzer like…but when I look at tying sites they tie it larger and bushy (impressionistic vs. realistic) for lake/lach fishing. I haven’t seen that Bibio for quite a few years as related to flytying/flyfishing. Diptera patterns are usually for midges, which look a lot like this Bibio pic. Midges, like mosquitos, have prolific hatches as the weather warms. I not being much help….your region…the Bibio names patterns are wet fly/bushy affairs for lakes….here is a good link from a well known B.C. flyfisher http://www.flycraftangling.com/index.asp?p=125

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