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Angler's Entomology Podcast

Welcome to the Angler's Entomology Podcast.  On this podcast and blog, I am documenting my re-entry into the world of entomology.   Join us as my wife and I explore the environment in which trout live and the insects and other creatures that live in and share that space.  This is not just a dry recitation of facts, I hope to bring these creatures alive - show you how they live, what makes them fascinating in their own right, and help you understand how they interact with trout in ways that will help your fishing.  So, please join us.  I hope you enjoy the program...


Selene's Blog and Page for Classic Streamers; and you can finder her interview on the podcast the Liar's Club. 


I'm setting up a new set of Quizizz pages to help you learn about different insect groups.  I'll be honest - the best way to learn insects is to look at a lot of insects.  So, give these a whirl and don't get discouraged if you do poorly.   Just try again every so often.   The quizzes will be tiered- so they will get more detailed and complicated as we increase in levels.   The first ones are just about learning the different orders.    

This first quiz is about identifying the four major aquatic insect orders

Quiz #2 is a continuation on Mayfly, Stonefly, Dragon and Damselfly, and Caddisfly Orders. 

This Quiz includes other orders of insects that are important to anglers, but is only the adults.  


Episode 15: Pics and Notes for Ants

Sep 30, 2017

Well, I don't have a lot of pics of ants.  I mean, they are so ubiquitous that one never really gets excited and says, "oooh, and ant!  Let me get a picture of that!".  

As promised, however, I do have a picture of ants tending aphids - which I got while up around Grand Lake Stream in Maine:


Ants tending aphids

More of interest, I...

Sep 6, 2017

Yep, a whole episode just about color.  This may be the most interesting episode I've recorded - we'll talk about how color is produced, how we (and fish) perceive it, and how insects use it.  I've added pics to the blog post - that will show examples of what I'm talking...

Episode 14: Notes and pics for color and how insects use color

Sep 6, 2017

So, for the notes for this episode I'm going to stray a little farther afield from the actual podcast and give visual examples of how insects use color.  Some of these are relevant for aquatic insects / trout fishing and some really aren't.  But they are cool, so...

Probably the simplest and most intuitive use of color...