Hey guys and gals, I'm a student at UW and am taking an entomology class. We were assigned with a project of our choosing as long as it is insect related. I have decided (and cleared it with the prof) that my project will be a poll of fly fishers about their favorite or most memorable hatch to fish. I would appreciate as many people's opinions as possible, but there are some guidelines. There are 28 orders of insects we are studying and I want to get as close to all of them represented as possible. 2 or 3 from each order is great, but I don't need 30 caddisfly votes. The orders are as follows Araneae-spiders opiliones-daddy long legs acari-mites/ticks scorpiones-scorpions pseudoscorpiones-pseudoscorpions uropygi-vinegaroons solfugida-windscorpions Collembola-Springtails Archaeognatha-bristletails Thysanura/zygentoma-silverfish Ephemeroptera-mayflies Odonata-damselflies dragonflies Plecoptera-stoneflies Trichoptera-caddisflies Orthoptera-grasshoppers, crickets, katydids Phasmatodea-phasmids, stick insects Dermaptera-earwigs Isoptera-termites Blattodea-cockroaches Mantodea-mantids mantises Thysanoptera-thrip Hemiptera-cicads, spittle bugs, leaf hoppers, whiteflies, aphids Phthiraptera-lice Coleoptera-beetles Neuroptera-lacewings, alderflies, dobsonflies Lepidoptera-butterflies, moths Siphonaptera-fleas Diptera-flies Hymenoptera-ants, bees, wasps I realize that many of these may be unobtainable, but lets see what we can come up with Also I would like to get the location (general, not specific ie a river name, lake name or type of water, what side of the state or out of state and elevation) and the situation. An example may be fishing with a lure imitating hymenoptera (lets say ants) on an alpine lake in the cascade mountains during August underneath the branches of a larch tree. This is not a shameless attempt to steal fishing spots. If you are concerned you can PM me a reply, but I think it would be nice for all of the members to be able to see the incredible variety of insects and situations that we imitate. Thanks for everything!