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Old 09-29-2011, 03:08 PM
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I was down at Decker's today and was using my "seine" to see what was in the water and caught these. I'm pretty new to entomology, so I was looking for some veteran help identifying them. I compared them to a couple caddis larvae and mayfly nymphs at Trout Nut, but nothing really matched exactly. Anyway, thanks for any help in advance.

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I'm no Deckers expert but I would be using a Stone Fly Creeper nymph to imitate that one............
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Mayfly larvae.

Sorry, I don't know the specific genus or species

Might try here to see if you can match a picture.

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Good one! It very well may be, I don't really know........... but I have a nymph pattern that looks like it
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That's a little net spinning caddis larva, can't tell you the exact genus, species, yada yada yada, but I can tell you it's a caddis.
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I think fyshstykr naild it: a net spinning caddis. After his post I did some reading and found this page: Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera) or Sedge flies which had a really good break down of caddis flies. My initial mistake was only knowing about the free living caddis, never having seen or read (that I can recall, I'm sure I did at some point) about the net spinning variety.

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That's a little net spinning caddis larva, can't tell you the exact genus, species, yada yada yada, but I can tell you it's a caddis.
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In some of my rivers caseless caddis are in bigger numbers than ,let say normal ,case caddis species
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Fysh is the man!

Now that you mention it the picture where it is doing the 'inch worm' thing is a giveaway.

I was looking at the little legs and thinking of a nymph pattern called 'Stone Fly Creeper' I'd probably still use the creeper pattern to imitate it
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No, Planettrout is the man. Nice find.

This would be a great addition to the bug thread, now if someone will post a pic of their imitation and a recipe....
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