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Entomology Basic entomology for the fly fisher to help identify insects that one might encounter on the stream or in a stillwater.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:38 PM
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That last one is a cranefly, I believe. I like when people mistake them for giant mosquitoes
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That last one is a cranefly, I believe. I like when people mistake them for giant mosquitoes
I call those bomber mosquitoes.
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Yea people freak out down here when they see them I just sit back and laugh. And bomber mesquito is fitting because as soon as they land in a pond down here they get ripped apart by bluegill
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Looks like a daddy-long-legs
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Jpb you are amazing you know that? I am going to have a couple tied up to fish for when this storm passes
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Yep, those bug names can sure get confusing. I've heard them called mayflies and mesquito hawks, because they "eat mesquitos". Actually they don't. Around here a daddyonglegs is a spider looking thing that hangs out in the corner of barns.
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Spider Myths: What is a "daddylonglegs" anyway?

Whatever they are we do have a hatch going on. If I leave my porch light on about 6000 of them invade my porch. Can't get in the house without a dozen of them coming in. Gives the cat something to chase though.

Very cool jpbfly. I guaranty if I had one of those I could catch bream after bream right now.
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Good stuff guys
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drlaser-- Yup it's a cranefly-- if you have a lot of them around a very simple, and effective pattern to imitate the larvae is a Walt's Worm-- just a size 10 or 12 nymph hook, some lead or nontoxic wire (as an underbody and to add bulk and weight) and gray hare's ear or rabbit dubbing-- that's it.
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