Ralph Cutter's Bugs Of The Under World Video
I will give you a link to the California School of Fly Fishing home page. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Trailer Window. Click on the screen size view icon - Large, Medium or Small, your choice, and the video preview will load and run. Unlike previews for most movies, which often show the most interesting parts of an uninteresting film, the video you are about to see here does not even show its most interesting and informative parts of this film.
Since the direction of traditional Tenkara fly fishing is not geared toward aquatic insects, and many of you may not be able to recognize what you are looking at in the video, I am going to provide you with a list of principal characters, in order, as the actors appear in this little drama to perform their various parts, which takes all of a minuet or two to see.
1. A female damselfly, drifting back to the surface of a pond after injecting her eggs into a cat tail stem.
2. A Roswell eyed dragonfly fly nymph, swimming toward you.
3. A clinger mayfly nymph, scurry across a rock in a stream.
4. The dinosaur looking thing crawling out of the water is a giant stone fly nymph.
5. Against the sky, you will view a mayfly emerging from its nymph at the surface of a lake.
6. Next, you will get to see several net spinning caddisfly larvae in streams.
7. Then, a caddis pupa swimming toward the surface of a lake.
8. A lake caddis emerging from its pupal shuck on the surface of the water.
9. A caddis adult standing on a stem.
10. And then an egg laying caddis adult, crawling back into the water to lay its eggs under the water.
11. The hovering insects that appear to be filling 50 percent of the air you can see are adult midges.
12. A mayfly adult, then a mayfly nymph, and then a trout in rapid succession.
All 12 of the rapid sequences take only about a minuet to view. Ralph and Lisa Cutter have done a fantastic job in the filming and presentation of this video.
Why bother with viewing all of this this? Well, the more you know about the fish you are trying to catch and what they eat, the better you will become at catching them and the more you will enjoy your fishing. Here is the link: