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    LadyFisher- Trav knows his insects. Most...

    LadyFisher-

    Trav knows his insects. Most knowledgeable fly fishers would have assumed it was a caddisfly, perhaps one on steroids.
  2. Nice article. Incidentally, Centroptilum esla...

    Nice article. Incidentally, Centroptilum esla had been reclassified as Centroptilum asperatum.
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    Actually, the Preston Singletary, who has the...

    Actually, the Preston Singletary, who has the exhibition at the Museum Of Glass, is the son of the Preston Singletary, who is the writer for Amato Publications, and I can tell you with absolute...
  4. Thread: Mayfly ID

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    Sure, John, that makes sense. Incidentally, I...

    Sure, John, that makes sense. Incidentally, I missed that the photo was taken near Spokane, WA. So rather than being subspecies Callibaetis ferrugineus ferrugineus, which you have in eastern N....
  5. Thread: Mayfly ID

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    Hi John, Roger here. Don't see anything...

    Hi John, Roger here. Don't see anything particularly unusual about the color of your mayfly. I looks like a stereotypical Callibaetis ferrugineus ferrugineus female imago, at least to me.
  6. Thread: Mayfly ID

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    Preston is exactly correct. Would only add that...

    Preston is exactly correct. Would only add that it's a female.
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    Silver Creek, Actually, no-see-um is one of...

    Silver Creek,

    Actually, no-see-um is one of many common names for members of True Fly family Ceratopogonidae (Biting Midges), and introduces a whole new level of pronunciation challenge.
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    Right on, my friend.

    Right on, my friend.
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    Steve- Updated taxonomy for Hatches II is...

    Steve-

    Updated taxonomy for Hatches II is available here.
  10. Thread: The Mayfly

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    Actually, Cloeon simile has been recorded from...

    Actually, Cloeon simile has been recorded from your Lake Myvatn.
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    John- That's nice to hear. Best regards,

    John-

    That's nice to hear.

    Best regards,
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    Degree days and water temperature

    SquatchHunter-

    All aquatic insects require some particular thermal regimen in order to mature. This is customarily measured in degree days. You can probably search the archives of this site for...
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    Gerri- You may be ignoring a simple solution. ...

    Gerri-

    You may be ignoring a simple solution. Just use one of your old leather belts for the holster. Perhaps not elegant, but decidedly pragmatic. After all, it is not written in stone that...
  14. Thread: Stream Doctor

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    Mark- I took a look at one of Bert's articles,...

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    I took a look at one of Bert's articles, and it contained a discrepancy between the apparent email address (streamdoctor@aol.com) and the actual link (streamdr@email.com). If you used one...
  15. Thread: What's that bug?

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    Wild One- Chironomid larvae generally rely on...

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    Chironomid larvae generally rely on full-body undulation for locomotion, at least when unable to crawl. Pupae also employ this full-body undulation for locomotion, but mostly rely on...
  16. Thread: What's that bug?

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    Wild One- Yes, from your description of those...

    Wild One-

    Yes, from your description of those which had emerged and were flying around, they would likely be Chironomids. Hope this is not being unnecessarily technical, but the immature...
  17. Thread: Whats that bug?

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    Ed- Yes, they are. Midge is the common name...

    Ed-

    Yes, they are. Midge is the common name for family Chironomidae, and Chironomids refer to any of the species which are members of that family.
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    FML- Can't help you with the fish, but your...

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    Can't help you with the fish, but your insect photo appears to be an Aeshnid (Darner) dragonfly nymph.
  19. Thread: First golden!

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    Ah, the (so called) palomino trout or golden...

    Ah, the (so called) palomino trout or golden rainbow.
  20. Thread: First golden!

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    ol' blue- You found Oncorhynchus mykiss...

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    You found Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita in Kansas?
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    Re: What book is on your night stand right now?

    Well, Deke, if your nightstand is solidly enough constructed, I would recommend the recently (posthumously) published Nymphs by Ernest Schwiebert. He writes in an inimitably interesting style, and...
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    Re: What would you do with this stomach pump info?

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    Perhaps, but not necessarily. Given that the throat content appears to be at least 80% chironomid larvae, the fish was likely feeding close to the bottom, and simply intercepted some...
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    Re: Bug experts: I need advice

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    I believe your mayfly to be a female Ameletus subimago, commonly referred to as a Brown Dun. There are at least (11) Ameletus species known in Montana, many of which are not...
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    Donald- Nice. I like it.

    Donald-

    Nice. I like it.
  25. NderdaFilm- What color were the wings? Were...

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    What color were the wings? Were they patterned/marked/mottled, or uniform in color? What color was the body, particularly the abdomen? What color were the legs? How about long was...
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