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    Here's a some bug photos from this year's travels. I figured they might come in handy when tying.

    Giant Black Stonefly - young nymph 1/2" long - collected from Portage Spillway


    Little Yellow Sally nymphs - 1/2" long - collected from La Salle River


    Little Yellow Sally adult - 1/2" long - collected from Lockport


    Light Cahill nymphs - collected from Lockport



    Light Cahill dun - collected from Barren Lake



    Caenis sp. mayfly nymph - 1/4" long - collected from Lockport


    Unidentified mayfly nymph - collected from Lockport


    Unidentified Stonefly nymph adult - 2/3" long collected from Bow River, AB


    March Brown mayfly dun - collected from Bow River, AB


    Blue-winged Olive dun - collected from Bow River, AB


    Blue-winged Olive adult - collected from Bow River, AB


    Sedge - collected from North Shoal Lake



    Hydropsychidae Caddisfly Larva - collected from La Salle River


    Hellgrammite (Dobsonfly larvae) - 3.25" long - collected from La Salle River


    Golden Stonefly Nymph - 1.5" long - collected from Whiteshell River


    I'll add more as I find em! I'm hoping to find some big Giant Black Stoneflies. I've never seen one before. Any tips would greatly be appreciated. (Water depth, current, etc)

    Nick

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    Great job Nick...both on the pics and on collecting these flieskeep them coming!

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    Nick: Beautiful photography!
    Larry


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    Great pics. I'm doing a stream study & trying to document it with insect photos. I like the way your's turned out. What type camera are you using & what do use for lighting & a background on your nymph photos.
    I have some of mine in my photo album so ck them out.
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    Thanks guys!

    For backgrounds I like to use a white plastic container. This way I can showcase the nymph without too much background distraction. Obviously when I'm in the field, busy fishing, I don't have that luxury. For lighting at home I use a lamp, flashlight, or whatever I can find. lol. Not too technical. I also like to use freshwater from the tap and get rid of most of the debris that comes along with the nymphs. This way you can get a better picture without too much junk in the background.

    I just use the Nikon AW100 waterproof point-and-shoot. It has great macro, along with a lot of the point-and-shoot cameras.

    Was out on a river tonight and clouds of tiny Caenis sp. mayflies were coming off. We had dozens of duns landing on us and molting into spinners. Was pretty neat to see them molt right before your eyes. These were tiny, about a size 20-22.




    Nick

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    Outstanding piece of informative work nick! You are an asset here,

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    cool, thanks Nick.

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    Pretty cool stuff!
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    Nick that is some good stuff and nice pics.
    SHANNON

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate the compliments!

    Although I don't always practice "match-the-hatch", from time to time I remember to take the time to check what bugs are around, and almost every time it has paid dividends!

    Here's a personal best 35" carp I landed. I saw some Light Cahills popping and decided to tie on the closest thing I had, a size 14 beadhead cahill nymph. Matching the hatch isn't just for trout fishing I discovered!


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