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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 06-25-2012, 08:32 PM
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Default Good entemology book?

What is a good book of identifications of insects and flys to tie to match them?
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Bugwater by Arlen Thomason

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Hatch Guide for Western Streams by Jim Shollmeyer

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The Complete Guide To Eastern Hatches: What Flies to Fish, When, and Where by Thomas Ames Jr.

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Wow thanks alot.
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Default Re: Good entemology book?

I concur on Bugwater. I would also never overlook Caddisflies by Gary LaFontaine.
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Western Mayfly Hatches Rick Hafele and Dave Hughes (2001), Fish Food Ralph Cutter, Bugs of the Underworld Ralph Cutter (DVD's)
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Last night I was reading Matching the Hatch (1955) by Ernest Schwiebert. Probably the most important book ever written on the subject.
Extremely informative of course, but I'm sorry, I can't stand the way he writes

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Default Re: Good entemology book?

Check out Rick Hafele's book "Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams". It has a LOT of valuable entymology but it is in the context of fly fishing and not overly technical or detailed. Excellent pictures and suggested patterns to imitate. A great balance of information. Hafele is an aquatic biologist by profession, in addition to being an accomplished fly fisherman.
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Handbook of Hatches by David Hughes.

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"Handbook of Hatches" by David Hughes.
yup,yup,and yup. This is the best book by far for learn basic entomology.
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I own several, but BugWater is the best by far
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