Bug ID

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by SquatchinSince86, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. SquatchinSince86

    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    I caught this guy in a small pond. I thought he was a salamander as I just saw the tail but when I caught it, it seemed as though it was eating a small bluegill. Big pincers on the "face"
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    No clue, but hopefully Taxon will have an answer. Kinda diminishes one's desire to wet-wade tho . . .
     
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    There were some kids wading through this pond a clue weeks ago. It made me cringe. Today was the first day I have been there in a few weeks. The mosquito fish had some kind of growth on them and the bluegill had some lesions.

    This is the first year I have fished the same pond exclusively, so i am not sure if this is considered normal.
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    diving beetle larvae would be my guess.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    How long was the little nipper?
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    They do pinch if you let them.
     
  8. Bob Newman

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    And when they hatch they look like a giant waterboatman.