Crickets....

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by GAT, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Anyone else notice how this forum goes dormant during the winter?:eek:
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Does it? Seems busier to me. Perspectives differ, I suppose.
     
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  3. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    must be the quality of posts.
     
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    Considering the last post (not counting this one) was made over a month ago, I can't say it appears busy in here to me.
     
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    Hi Gat,
    We're as dormant as the emerging insects. I'm not excited about identifying midges, about the only emerging aquatic insect one is likely to see in lakes or rivers at present. Yeah, I know that there should be some winter stones around.... In two weeks, a month at most, the Skwalas will migrate into the shallows in preparation for their shore-side emergence. Then the BWO, PMDs, and March Browns will follow. Then the Mother's Day caddis hatch and the lake hatches. Spring follows winter.
    Steve
     
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    I have never caught a fish on a cricket nor have I seen a pattern for them - not that I ever looked actually. Crickets and grasshoppers are dormant during the winter. Have not seen any ants around lately either... Lots of common house flies outside in the sun. Is there a pattern for them and do they work?

    I did do 'okay' this morning on damsel and dragonfly nymphs - they needed to be smaller than what I fish normally tho.
     
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    One summer day on the San Gabrial (So. Ca.) a #14 black elk hair caddis contributed to catching a lot of trout. I dunno, maybe to a fish even a natural colored elk hair caddis looks black.
     
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    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    On the Yakima this past Tuesday.

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  10. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Along with these...

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    jersey livin' the dream

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    Hands of work Derek, great photo man!
     
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    Very nice, Derek-

    Would you (or anyone else) like to take a crack at identifying your stonefly nymph and stonefly adult photos to at least to family level?
     
  13. tkww

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    How about Capniidae for the winter stone?
     
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    Bingo.
     
  15. tkww

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    Roger, Could you give some pointers for identifying the larger one?