Ruddy Fly, Berners

Midge Flies
harling  English
  It appears that this word was used around the 19th century in Scotland, and it denotes a way of fishing by trolling a fly or a lure from a rowboat in order to catch salmon in the lower sections or in the mouth of a river.
  Synonym: trolling
ReferenceA dictionary of fly-fishing, 1993 (1992).
Hatches   English book
  A book written by the Americans Al Caucci and Bob Nastasi about the mayfly, and mayfly fishing. It was published in 1975 by Comparahatch Ltd, a company they established. Its subtitle was "A Complete Guide to Fishing the Hatches of North American Trout Streams."
  The two men collected 21 North American genera, and a 100 or more species of mayflies are described from an angler's point of view. They confirmed the scientific name, referred to the common name, took a photograph, observed its emergence style, showed the imitation pattern (fly), and referred to a strategy for fishing. The book truly turned out to be outstanding. Specifically referring to Tricorythodes, you may say that this book systematically describes this mayfly in detail for the first time. In the forword of the book, Art Flick writes "It seems to me that Caucci and Nastasi are bad news for our trout as far as mayflies is concerned…many more trout will be creeled.”
  As soon as the book was published, it sold explosively. In 1986, Hatches II, a revised version, was published by Winchester Press. A new contrast table of the mayfly hatch in the east and west of the United States was added, and photographs were included. Disagreements over the scientific name of the mayfly in the first edition were corrected in Hatches II with the help of Dr. George Edmunds, an authority recognized worldwide on the subject of mayflies. It is an excellent book.
ReferenceComparahatch, 1973. Hatches, 1975. Hatches II, 1986.
Al Caucci, Bob Nastasi, Tricorythodes (genus)
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Sagamigawa River, Kanagawa Pref., Japan.