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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. 

Angler's Entomology Quizup


Episode 12: Crawlers - pics and notes

Jul 13, 2017

Hi folks - here are some pics and notes that go along with episode 12.  

Firstly, and most importantly, here is a link to my wife's interview on the pocast, The Liars Club.  My wife ties flies in the Carrie Steven's style - for those of you who don't know, Carrie Stevens invented a style of fly in the Rangeley, Maine area which imitated smelt - the Grey Ghost is her most famous fly.   Selene ties in that style, including by tying without a vice, in her hands.   You can also see her flies on her website -

So, for this episode, I just have a few example pictures I'd like to show you...

to start with, here is a nice picture of a male hendrickson, with it's long front legs and turban eyes.  This guy has just hatched from a dun to a spinner - you can see the shed skin right behind him:

Here's an example of the fork gilled mayflies, or prong gilled mayflies.  Note the more cylindrical shape and the eyes on the side that is typical of a crawler mayfly. 

 There are two genera there - the Paraleptophlebia:


And the Leptophlebia: 

And lastly, I wanted to show you an example of a mayfly nymph with those tergulae - or operculate gills.  This guy is a Caenidae: