Book recomendation for bugs and flies?

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  1. Cedar

    Cedar Active Member

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    I'm looking for a book that comprehensively covers the bugs we have in the PNW (or U.S) in larval and adult stages and the flies that match the bugs. Any recommendations?
     
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    Western Hatches and google Rick Hafele.
     
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    Yes, Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer offers a color photo of each covered insect life stage on the left page, and three effective imitations on the right page. Insects covered are as follows:

    Mayflies
    Blue-Winged Olive (Family: Baetidae, Genus: Baetis) Swimmer
    Speckle-Wing Quill (Family: Baetidae, Genus: Callibaetis) Swimmer
    Ameletus (Family: Ameletidae, Genus: Ameletus) Swimmer
    Black or Gray Drake (Family: Siphlonuridae, Genus: Siphlonurus) Swimmer
    Pale Morning Dun (Family: Ephemerellidae, Genus: Ephemerella) Crawler
    Western Green Drake (Family: Ephemerellidae, Genus: Drunella) Crawler
    Flav (Family: Ephemerellidae: Genus: Drunella) Crawler
    Slate-Winged Olive (Family: Ephemerellidae, Genus Drunella) Crawler
    Mahogany Dun (Family: Leptophlebiidae, Genus: Paraleptophlebia) Crawler
    Trico (Family: Leptohyphidae, Genus: Tricorythodes) Crawler
    Western March Brown (Family: Heptageniidae, Genus: Rhithrogena) Clinger
    Pale Evening Dun (Family: Heptageniidae, Genus: Heptagenia) Clinger
    Yellow Quill (Family: Heptageniidae, Genus: Epeorus) Clinger
    Blue-Winged Red Quill (Family: Heptageniidae, Genus: Cinygmula) Clinger
    Brown Drake (Family: Ephemeridae, Genus: Ephemera) Burrower
    Big Yellow May (Family: Ephemeridae, Genus: Hexagenia) Burrower

    Caddisflies
    Green Rock Worm (Family: Rhyacophilidae, Genus: Rhyacophila) Free-Living
    Spotted Sedge (Family: Hydropsychidae, Genus: Hydropsyche) Netspinning
    Glossosoma (Family: Glossosomatidae, Genus: Glossosoma) Saddlecase
    American Grannom (Family: Brachycentridae, Genus: Brachycentrus) Tubecase
    Little Western Weedy-Water Sedge (Family: Brachycentridae, Genus: Amiocentrus) Tubecase
    Fall Caddis (Family: Limnephilidae, Genus: Dicosmoecus) Tubecase

    Stoneflies
    Giant Salmonfly (Family: Pteronarcyidae, Genus: Pteronarcys)
    Golden Stoneflies (Family: Perlidae, Genus: Hesperoperla or Calineuria)
    Little Brown Stoneflies (Family: Nemouridae, Genus: Nemoura)
    Little Green Stoneflies (Family: Chloroperlidae, Genus: Alloperla or Sweltsa)
    Little Yellow Stoneflies (Family: Perlodidae, Genus: Isoperla)

    Midges (Family: Chironomidae)
     
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    I'd like to second Roger's recommendation and to note that Jim has a similar book, Hatch Guide for Lakes that covers the same area of information for the stillwater angler (Yes Virginia, there are flies for lake fishing other than chironomids and woolly buggers). If you want to know a lot more about mayflies, check out Hughes and Hafele's Western Mayfly Hatches.
     
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    I went ahead and ordered all three....can't have too many books right?
     
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    A little different angle,but Bugs of the Underworld (DVD) by Ralph and Lisa cutter is worh a look.
     
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    Clark-

    Right, good move.
     

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