Can't find fly chart...

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  1. generic

    generic Active Member

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    I'm looking for a comprehensive aquatic fly chart, that has actual pictures of the different emergers.

    Not finding what I want on Google. Maybe my searches are wrong... but that wouldn't be a stretch.

    What I'm looking for, is a chart that has the pics of the different bugs that emerge here in the PNW, mostly for lakes. I don't want to spend $20 - $30 for a book/DVD, just for the one pic I'm looking for.

    Anyone here have any good links they don't mind sharing?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the tip wik.

    I know I had one bookmarked a few years back, but I deleted it for some stupid reason....
     
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    Might as well buy the book. The charts and posters are in the twenty buck range as well.
     
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    Hi Kaiserman-

    Please forgive me for a bit of blatant self-promotion, but I do believe the WA Aquatic Insect Emergence Chart has everything you want. Just scan down the Water/Still column for a dot, and then click the name in the Taxon column for descriptions and photos of the various life stages of the actual insect.
     
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    Wow! Taxon, that is great! What a handy tool... not that it will make any difference in my catch ratio but at least now I can act like I know what I'm doing... :)
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for your kind words, Gene.
     
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    Wow!! That is a specdamntaculer resource. Beats anything I've seen anywhere.
     
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    Um, I haven't even looked at it yet.... but if Gene gives it a thumbs up, it must be good!

    Thanx!
     
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    Okay, just looked at. Perfect!

    Found the bug I was looking for! However, I don't think I'm good enough at tying exactly what the bug looks like in real life. :p

    I did notice something though, I wonder why there isn't pics of the different Chironomids? Is it because there are so many?
     
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    Nice to hear, thanks.
     
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    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

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    Kaiserman-
    No, not really. After adding photos of mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies, I simply needed to rest for a while. ;)
     
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