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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 03-14-2013, 09:44 PM
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and here I thought it was 1 of those dredded "no see-ums" from up Ards way.
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The first one is a midge (Chironomidae). I just looks white because it's on the lens with light showing through. The profile is unmistakable. The second is a Crane Fly. Also unmistakable.

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That last one is a cranefly, I believe. I like when people mistake them for giant mosquitoes
We Have nearly The Same Thing & A Mosquito over here nearly as big we Call A Hexam Grey,also we have a few Wasps which look similiar & have Stingers on The Rear End.
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Make what one will of the Cranefly pattern, but I think I see distinct possibilities for using Horsehair (Black) for the Legs of that critter.

Here's a basic video, but I am going to try it making Horsehair Legs.





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Horsehair is still used. The hairs are more than long enough to do the legs.
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The best pattern I have found is Brun's Polychenille Tipula in the appropriate color for the local hatch. The top fly will match the one you found.


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