Posts Tagged ‘mayfly life-cycle’

Mayfly-Fly Fisherman’s Favorite Bug

Within a quarter mile from where I live runs the Logan River. Despite the crazy number of mosquitos that appear each summer, there are many pro’s to living near a great trout stream. There is the obvious quick stroll to river for an evening of fishing, but also for a nerdy fly fisherman who likes bugs (well, the kind of bugs that fish eat) I enjoy the reappearance of certain insects each spring. I think my neighbors think I’m a little nuts for walking around my house with my camera taking pictures of what must look like the exterior walls of my house, but it’s actually awesome tiny critters that I’m shooting. Here are some of my favorite shots from the past couple springs. Let me know which is your favorite in the comment section below.

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Blue Wing Olive-Green

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Rod Reflections-Mayfly

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Mayfly Meet SAGE

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If you don’t mind, leave the number of your favorite pic in the comment section below.

Thanks!

Gil

 

Entomology-Mayfly Life Cycle

To learn all about mayflies click here!

Aquatic invertebrates account for the majority of edibles consumed in a trout’s diet. A basic knowledge and understanding of available food items in a stream can come in very handy when attempting to deceive picky fish. You don’t need to know all the latin names of every insect living in your favorite river, but the ability to recognize elementary characteristics of four major aquatic invertebrate family can increase your catch rate in many instances. Our entomology page is currently in the making, and the mayfly characteristics can already be viewed there. Caddis, stonefly, and midge characteristics will soon follow so stay tuned to learn the basic aquatic entomology needed to recognize fish grub in your local rivers and streams.

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