Mar 7, 2019
Sorry folks, been pretty sick this week, so I'm both behind and don't have as many good patterns and pics as I'd like. But enough woe is me, here is what you are looking for:
First - here's the link to the March Brown Madness event coming up this Saturday in Brunswick Maine - it is a hoot.
Jan 1, 2019
Ok folks, here are some patterns and pics for Episode 29 on Beetles.
First we’ll talk about the whirligig beetles – in part because they are so cool.
Here is a picture showing their split eyes. You can see the two eyes on the topside – used for seeing above water. And then if you look at the left side of the...
Dec 4, 2018
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of whitefly nymphs or adults. Last time we were fishing this hatch we were having so much fun I didn't take any pictures. Something I'm still kicking myself for ... sort of...
But here are some flies you can tie up if you want to fish these guys - starting with Selene's whitefly...
Nov 8, 2018
Hi Folks - here are the pics and links for the episode about Isonychia bicolor. We'll start with a picture of the nymph:
Where you can see it's typical minnow like shape. You can see the hair on the front legs that is distinctive about this group, but here is a close up:
Those front legs are raised up and held...
Oct 3, 2018
Let's start with a picture of an adult midge and a larva next to each other. They are probably different species and may even be different subfamilies - but this will get you oriented:
So let's look at some larvae in more detail. Here is a nice chironomid larva with lots of hemoglobin in it - a blood worm: