The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Entomology

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

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By jaybo41
  • 2 Post By Hardyreels
  • 1 Post By stenacron
  • 1 Post By silvertip8k

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
rampaige is on a distinguished road
Default Entomology App?

Anyone know of a good fly ID app? I'm just starting out so it would really help if I could identify what I'm seeing on the water and had a little help with selecting a fly from my box to use.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 05:43 PM
jcw355's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 819
jcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nice
Default Re: Entomology App?

Dont know of one but can tell you a pheasant tail nymph and hares ear nymph will cover most mayfly nymphs. Dry flies will be different though. You need to learn from locals, flyshops, fishing reports on what bugs are hatching local to you and go from there. The internet and google are your friend. I'm sure if you give us more info on where you fish someone can help you here
__________________
Okiemountaineer
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 07:24 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
rampaige is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Entomology App?

I fish in CT. I had good luck with PTN's last week. But that was really just a shot in the dark and I got lucky.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 09:15 PM
jaybo41's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: On a trout stream/Suburban Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,470
Blog Entries: 1
jaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond reputejaybo41 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Entomology App?

I don't know of any hatch specific apps, but admittedly I haven't looked for one. Looking over the hatch charts and finding a good book that outlines the hatches in the region I'm fishing has always worked for me. That would be my suggestion to you.

If you're still on the hunt for some apps, it would be helpful to know which platform you're using. I know Orvis has an App, but I don't believe it's hatch specific. People have said it's a good beginner's app though. Most of the fly fishing related apps I have seen are not. As an alternative, why not bookmark a webpage that has hatch information and use that.

Call me old school, I like the books.
mcnerney likes this.
__________________
~*~Leave only your footprints~*~
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 10:23 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,384
Blog Entries: 69
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Entomology App?

If you are looking at Mayflies Art Flick's Stream Side Guide is pretty hard to beat. It's a book but it has been helping fly fishermen to know their bugs for decades You never know when your battery may go dead........

Welcome to the forum,

Ard
mcnerney and jaybo41 like this.
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2013, 10:30 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
rampaige is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Entomology App?

I have nothing against books at all. I plan on diving into some. Just thought maybe i could pop in the description of a bug I see and a picture would pop up. Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2013, 06:20 AM
jcw355's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 819
jcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nice
Default Re: Entomology App?

You're probably not into fly tying yet. In the book Dynamic nymphing the author use a nymph he calls a frenchie, it is a pheasant tail nymph with a fluorescent orange hot spot. I tied a couple and used one yesterday, It caught a couple of fish. Hot spots, or a bright area on a fly, definitely attracts fish, plus the pheasant tail nymph looks like something they eat anyway.

---------- Post added at 06:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:19 AM ----------

Check out troutnut.com
__________________
Okiemountaineer
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2013, 01:28 PM
stenacron's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sandy, UT
Posts: 648
stenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud ofstenacron has much to be proud of
Default Re: Entomology App?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rampaige View Post

Just thought maybe i could pop in the description of a bug I see and a picture would pop up.
WHAT? BLASPHEMY!

I threw a rock at the last guy I caught playing with his smart phone while we were fly fishing!

That reminds me... I need to go and apologize to my boss.
Rip Tide likes this.
__________________
"Joe"

"We fish for pleasure; I for mine, you for yours." -James Leisenring
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-10-2013, 07:43 PM
silvertip8k's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: wandering
Posts: 236
silvertip8k has a spectacular aura aboutsilvertip8k has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Entomology App?

app scmappe...I like to connect with others...We dont need no stinking apps...
to borrow the line a bit from Humphrey Bogart....
stenacron likes this.
__________________

ted...trout bum/wandering monk
public water 20"er
public land pope & young

Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à f́reach - mèirle às nach do ghabh gàidheal riamh nàire.
a fish from the river, a rod from the woods and a stag from the mountain , thefts ne'er a Gael was ashamed
...and old gaelic proverb...

my blog & website
http://wmflyrodco.com/

Last edited by silvertip8k; 05-14-2013 at 04:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Entomology fire8702 General Discussion 12 02-02-2012 08:55 AM
Entomology section hypobaricstalker General Discussion 43 05-17-2011 04:54 PM
Entomology/catching bugs ghostdncr General Fly Tying Discussions 2 01-05-2011 07:35 PM
Entomology Videos txbevo General Discussion 4 08-16-2009 09:46 PM
Entomology - Flies - Pictures??? Piscator Flies 11 12-29-2005 07:53 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.