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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 04-06-2013, 07:37 PM
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went out late in the afternoon and found SEVERAL on the water and flying around. have looked around but no clue what these are
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this is another one. i put this up because i have been given two different names on the same one.
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No pictures / will not open

You should use an on-line photo hosting site like flicker or photo bucket and load the images from there.

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im using photobucket. trying to figure out why its not coming showing up[COLOR="Silver"]

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Pictures are up; the first is a caddis fly and the second a may fly. Someone may be able to get species specific but if I were fishing I'd use a buff or tan caddis & a large Light Cahill for the may fly hatch.
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thanks Hardyreels, that helps a ton
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I lived right down in Newnan area for about 20 months back in 1990 / 92. I enjoyed my time in Georgia very much.

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I've been gone for a week...super shot of the caddis...and a classic may fly pic too...I have to get out my Jim Schollmeyer book to see which exact one...

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The first seems a bit odd for a caddis, perhaps more closely an Alderfly? Second appears to be a March Brown Mayfly or something similar, right time of year, and about the right size.

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The first seems a bit odd for a caddis, perhaps more closely an Alderfly?
I agree, something is just off about those eyes... they seem too big for a caddisfly. Maybe not though.

I'm going with Ard on that second specimen; Stenacron interpunctatum (female, dun)... aka Light Cahill

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Just curious, did these insects come from a warmwater river?
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I've shown those same pictures to several folks at the local fly shop and they said the first one was a caddis (they also showed me how to tie a few!) I have not used the caddis patterns yet but I have used a griffins knat as a substitute with very good results. Strangely I have not seen any fishing rising to the mayfly.

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I just searched the alderfly and I don't believe it's that. The alderfly almost looks like a stonefly, just shorter and more broad. Plus it seems thier eyes are not that large
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