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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.  


Sep 8, 2022

Bibios, Heather Flies, Hawthorn Flies, Blossom Flies, Love Bugs - you name it.   An interesting critter that .. for some reason seems more popular in Europe rather than the US.  Whazzup with that? 

Episode 50: Pics and Patterns for Bibios

Aug 30, 2022

I was thinking about doing this episode having lunch outside one day, and bemoaning the fact that I didn't have any pictures of these guys that I could publish on the blog.   At that moment a bibio that landed on the table in front of me.   Of course I was too discombobulated to get a picture before it flew off - but I...

Jul 24, 2022

Hey all - all about Quill Gordons and Theodore Gordon.  Hope you enjoy it! 

Episode 49? Pics and Patterns for Quill Gordons

Jul 24, 2022

Hey all - I don't have any pics of an adult Epeorus pleuralis but here are some nymphs.  Note the two tails and the flat, triangular body with eyes on the top of their head.  Also note the broad gills on the abdomen - they are always moving.   

Epeorus nymph

So in terms of patterns, as I mentioned on the blog, there is a really...

May 15, 2022

Hey Folks, I'm back!  And here with an episode mostly about moths.  Yep. Moths as they relate to fly fishing.   Check it out, I think you will be surprised.