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Been digging around the internet, looking for the common insect nymph forms in my region. I found one source that is perfect, listing all the taxonomic names. Pictures abound and my file is full. I have the four main types to tie.
Odonata - dragon and damsel flies
Diptera - aka, chironomids, blood worms, etc.
So now I'm a ding-danged entomologist! All hail the internet.
PS I dont know what a "wazoo" is, but stuff is always up there. Why not bugs?
David yes I do have a fly tying forum I go to with database but usually can't not access it for some unknown reason. Thanks david, either trout or bluegill it's still good to know what's in your local waters and when nothing is biting than you switch to a local nymph etc.....
Are we talking Trout or Bluegill.
I'm a fan of keeping it simple. Nymphs are perfect in size 12 -16 . North Country Spiders work in size 12 - 16.
All are designed to fish wet, Nymphs deep and Spiders just under the surface. Worked like a charm over the last two years.
Bluegill pretty much eat anything, just have to give them the right presentation. Big fan of one lb test, the difference is that I Dap the flies and not cast.
David if you could dig up some info that would be wonderful. I live in Vineland NJ, (cumberland county, Southern New Jersey)
try this generic look:
For most of the country, the very broad list ought to look something like this:
Dragaonflies and damsel flies
Beetles, like water boatmen and aquatic nymph phase.
Diptera, or "flies" in general and their tiny aquatic nymph forms, called 'chironomidae'.
If you had some of each these in the common colors and sizes for bluegill, you'd do all right. Note, there isnt a popper in the bunch.....
So where do you live? Maybe I can dredge up something.
Sounds like you have a game plan. When I started fly fishing I was doing the same thing but I was unable to find anything other than just common ticks and spiders lol my searching skills are bad.
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