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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.  



Hi.  My name is Eric Frohmberg.  My wife (Selene of Maine) and I started this podcast, well, for lots of reasons.  One of which is to help you gain an appreciation for the wonderful complex world in which trout live.  

For years in my youth I studied entomology - the study of insects.   I fully intended to become a taxonomist studying the group of moths known as Geometridae - you know them as inchworms.  But twists and turns of life resulted in my professional life taking a turn towards environmental toxicology (another fascinating field) where I make my bread and butter. 

I have fished most of my adult life, but honestly, while I knew entomology was important to fishing, I really didn't put the effort into linking my entomological past to my fishing.  Sure, I probably knew more than the average turnip - I could recognize insects by sight when I would see them on the stream, but I did not think about them systematically as they relate to fishing.

So, for various reasons my wife encouraged me to produce this podcast.   As this developed it became clear a blog would be useful as well - some place to show some pictures of these critters we talk about and show the techniques we use to study them. 

Selene of Maine is my supercool wife.   She is a famous fly tier who has owned a couple of fly shops and is a registered Maine guide.   You can check out what she is up to and order her flies at  Her specialty has been tying the streamers of Carrie Stevens - including doing so viceless like Carrie tied them.   She has been looking for new outlets for her creativity, however, and she's been tying new patterns for some of these critters I've been discussing.   You'll hear about and see her patterns as we go through the podcast.