World's largest aquatic insect

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  1. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Found in China recently. I'd have to break out the big stick to cast an imitation of this. What size hook would you use? Do fish eat this or is it the other way around?
     
  2. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Damn.......
     
  3. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    It looks like a huge stonefly with beetle jaws. I'm thinking a 30" brown would find that irresistible.
     
  4. Red Arch

    Red Arch Active Member

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    Looks to me like a dragonfly with beetle pinchers.
     
  5. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    OK: Salmonfly with dragonfly wings and beetle pinchers on steroids and radiation.
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    It's the trout that eats these that's got my undivided attention :D.
     
  7. Red Arch

    Red Arch Active Member

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    So thats why Taimen get so big!
     
  8. Dan Page

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    Looks similar to the Dobsonfly I used to see in the Midwest. Didn't have such big jaws, but the size is close. The larval stage is the hellgrammite that we used for bait.
     
  9. BackwoodBows

    BackwoodBows New Member

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    Haha
     
  10. David A.

    David A. Upside down.

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    Whatever it is, you wouldn't want one to crawl into your sleeping bag..
     
  11. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    I've shot quail smaller than that. Looks like #6 shot would be sufficient, though.
     
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  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    It looks like a Dobsonfly with wings, oh wait... ;)
     
  13. coreyg

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    Good lord the thing probably eats trout
     
  14. FlyNewbie

    FlyNewbie Hooked...

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    That is no joke! Imagine the sucker hoping into the old waders!


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