Other Common Names: Pink lady
Scientific Name: genus Epeorus
Pink alberts are a species of Epeorus mayfly. They share many of the same characteristics of the yellow quills ; refer to that page for more information. The major differences are that pink alberts hatch later in the summer, the duns have a pink hue, and trout tend to take the duns off the surface.
Spinner falls of all Epeorus species can be important. While the spinners usually fall onto the riffly water where they laid their eggs, they tend to drift downstream and collect in backeddies or quiet water below the riffles. That is where trout wait for them and where you should cast your imitation.
NYMPH COLOR: Brown, olive brown
DUN SIZE: 7-15 mm (1/4 to 5/8 in)
DUN COLOR: Wings--yellow, tan. Body--creamy pink
SPINNER SIZE: 7-15 mm (1/4 to 5/8 in)
SPINNER COLOR: Wings--clear. Body--creamy pink
OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: Nymph--flattened. Nymph and dun--two tails.