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Mayflies are the universal trout food as they can be found in almost all sections of the United States and they are hatching almost all year long. They are the order of Ephemeroptera which means short-lived winged insect.
Stoneflies are generally not strong fliers, and some species are entirely wingless spending their entire lives in water. In addition to the wings stoneflies have simple mouths with two long antennae.
Streamer Flies are used to imitate a large number of foods that fish eat. Minnows, baitfish, sculpin, and crawfish are some of the major items that can be imitated with streamers.
Midges are small 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch long, insects that can be readily mistaken for mosquitoes. But, unlike mosquitoes, they lack scales on their wings. Adults are humpbacked, brown, black, green or gray, and lack a long beak.
Terrestrial insects by definition are insects that are born or living on land rather than in the sea or the air. The only time that terrestrial insects get into the water is by accidentally falling, accidentally landing or by being washed into the water.
Though often overlooked, caddisfly imitations are an important component of the angler’s fly box. There are currently eighteen families and over twelve hundred sixty species of caddisflies in North America.
Miscellaneous is the “catch all” category where we have decided to include those flies that do not adequately fit into a major category. We have the “Perfect Fly” Cranefly Adult and the Hellgrammite patterns in this “catch all”.