Sample: Are these glass worms?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by jwg, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. jwg Active Member

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    Sampled from a rainbow trout in Leech Lake Sunday 6/30

    These long thin worms were quite active. Are these glass worms?

    Anyone have a good glass worm pattern?

    Jay

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  2. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi Jay-

    A Glass Worm is the larva of a Phantom Midge, and looks like this:

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    I believe your trout stomach sample to contain the larvae of Biting Midges, which like this:

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  3. jwg Active Member

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    Thanks Taxon, I see your point.
    I think there may also be some pupa in my image, in a pale green color.

    I found this link with fly tying ideas for thin clear worms.
    http://www.best-in-british-columbia.com/glassworm.html

    Jay

    P.S. your Phantom Midge picture did not come through, at least, on my system I cant see it.
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