Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by GAT, Jan 24, 2016.
Anyone else notice how this forum goes dormant during the winter?
Does it? Seems busier to me. Perspectives differ, I suppose.
must be the quality of posts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You are now channeling Pat Lat who tied up these a couple of years back, check out his gallery, you may find it very entertaining!
On the Yakima this past Tuesday.
Along with these...
Hands of work Derek, great photo man!
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?
How about Capniidae for the winter stone?
Roger, Could you give some pointers for identifying the larger one?